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Peaceful and serene.

Peaceful and serene. Final resting place for some famous authors. Take your time here and wander... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katy, Texas
Serene, pensive and historic.

Hands down my favorite spot to relax and become lost in thought. The meandering roads and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
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This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River. Among the rolling hills and gardens you can find the graves of prominent writers such as Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War...more
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53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801-1601
+1 828-350-2066
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful and serene. Final resting place for some famous authors. Take your time here and wander around. Read the inscriptions. Give this place the respect it deserves. It's not just a tourist attraction. Please no yelling, screaming and/or climbing all over mausoleums, crypts and/or tombstones....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank D R
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Hands down my favorite spot to relax and become lost in thought. The meandering roads and beautiful mature landscape is soothing. There is an abundance of stunning monuments and mausoleums dotting the acreage that rolls down from Montford to the river. Lately some majestic trees...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank scottmerrill1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Having visited the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, I was interested in seeing his final resting place. I was told that Riverside Cemetery is very much a park-like setting, and it is. The cemetery has well maintained roads that meander through its hilly, wooded acres. For visitors,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank njcavalier
Reviewed 11 August 2018

There are some famous people buried here like O Henry. Most it is truly lovely as it’s hilly and well kept up..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet K
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I've been visiting cemeteries across the globe for decades as I find them peaceful, beautiful and full of history. This was no exception and we did stumble across 1 epitaph that made us laugh out loud: "Meant Well Tried a little Failed much" There are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Klevrgirl
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A beautiful, well kept cemetery, burial place of writers Thomas Wolf and O. Henry. It's huge with rolling hills, best to know where you are going because it's easy to get lost.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jana E
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Nice place to get away from the city bustle and take a quiet, shaded walk along the winding, hilly paths between the historic grave sites, the likes of Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank skibunny63
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Very quite. Good place to rest. The neighbors didn't make a sound, even though its pretty crowded 24/7. Visited Mr. Smith and Mrs. Jones, reminded me of Our Town.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Scott S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a beautiful cemetery with many trees and rolling hills, a pleasant place to visit when in Asheville! Just be sure to visit during the day as it closes early, even to pedestrian only traffic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Al L
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We learned about the cemetery by accident after visiting the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Our tour guide mentioned that the Wolfe family and other notables (namely O. Henry and Governor Vance) are interred here and a short drive from the memorial. Armed with a brochure, we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank MarnetteS
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Response from JoshuaD43 | 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