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Riverside Cemetery

53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801-1601
+1 828-350-2066
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beautiful place to walk

lovely place to walk and many of the stones are beautiful. I have attended a wedding here as well... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
Historical and Beautiful

Plenty more to see besides Thomas Wolfe and O Henry, although those guys are must sees! A lot of... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801-1601
+1 828-350-2066
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

lovely place to walk and many of the stones are beautiful. I have attended a wedding here as well as just taken a walk.

1  Thank JeanetteHope
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Plenty more to see besides Thomas Wolfe and O Henry, although those guys are must sees! A lot of families whose names belong to streets around Asheville, can also be found resting here. The trees are beautiful especially in fall. Plenty of ornate monuments to...More

1  Thank Rebekah_M1987
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Riverside Cemetery features graves of many famous people and those whose lives were lived quietly and in obscurity. It is a peaceful place of rest adjacent to downtown Asheville.

Thank angiegP5108TL
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stop at the gate and pick up the map and list of significant graves (with information about each person) that is so informative and necessary in navigating the cemetary. I was particulary interested in seeing Thomas Wolfe's and O. Henry's graves. It was early on...More

3  Thank LilyPeony
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This old cemetery is wonderful to walk around in and just to sit and ponder. Several famous people are buried here.

Thank blouise2016
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a pleasant walk through the past and close to a nice amphitheater. Fun to look at the graves of such famous contemporary American writers.

Thank Carter G
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a highlight of a recent family visit. We took the Thomas Wolfe house tour and then came to the cemetery to visit his family gravesite.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We saw this cemetery while on a Segueway tour. It is a historic cemetery (Thomas Wolfe, Gov. Vance are buried there), It is still "in use" so be respectful of funerals in progress.

Thank Mitch H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were looking for the asylum where Zelda Fitzgerald lost her life (like that really cured her depression, for good!) when we came across this place. reminds me of the cemeteries in Paris... no Oscar Wilde here, but O Henry is (not to be confused...More

1  Thank MissionSpirit
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went and walked around, took pics of some interesting headstones. Shame there has been some vandalized. Then a storm blew in and we had to leave.

1  Thank jaycoflo
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Is this cemetery closed after dark?
2 July 2016|
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Response from Joshua D | Property representative |
Riverside Cemetery closes its gates at 8:00pm from April 1st until October 31st. From November 1st to March 31st, the gates close at 6:00pm. -JD