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Perched on the bluffs overlooking the James River not far from Maymont, Hollywood Cemetery is the serenely beautiful resting place of presidents Monroe and Tyler, Confederate president Jefferson Davis, six Virginia governors, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers, including James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart and 21 other Confederate generals. Designed in 1847, it was conceived as a place where nature would remain undisturbed. A 90-foot granite pyramid, a monument constructed in 1869, marks the Confederate section. A 20-minute film about the cemetery is shown in the office. The best way to see it from April through October is on a 90-minute walking tour by Historic Richmond Tours (tel. 804/649-0711, option 4; www.richmondhistorycenter.com), Monday through Saturday at 10am and once a month on Sunday. The tours cost $7 per person. Reservations are required.