Friday, June 22, 2012

Richmond's Maymont Estate and Hollywood Cemetary

On our way to visit Barbara and Alan, Mom and I stopped in Richmond and visited the beautiful Hollywood cemetery overlooking the James River. Highlights of the cemetery included the Confederate officers section, a dog sighting and the Presidential graves.
Monument to 18,000 Confederate soldiers buried nearby

Iron dog overlooking a girl's grave
Hydrangeas and tombstones


James Monroe, Fifth President
John Tyler, Tenth President


Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy
On Sunday on our way to pick up Dan at the Richmond airport we got to Richmond early and toured Maymont, a 100 acre estate donated to the city by James and Sallie Dooley. The grounds are perched on a hilltop above the James River and feature an Italian Garden, Japanese Garden, kid's petting zoo, historical buildings and a carriage collection.  
Maymont Mansion (see Mom peeking in the windows)

Hundred-year-old Japanese Gardens

Japanese Maple overlooking a small footbridge

Reflecting pond and Japanese Maple

1 comment:

  1. so much to see - I think we did a terrific job and I am so glad that you have this blog to remind us!!
    It was Father's Day and there were so many families at Maymont. One old dad was waiting at the top of the hill as I was and he talked of running the hills as a kid and what fun they had there.

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