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“A peaceful spot”
Review of Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery
Ranked #48 of 186 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 heroes, and politicians that shaped North Carolina's history. Self-guided walking tours are available at the cemetery office Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Asheville, North Carolina
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98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A peaceful spot”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Riverside is a cemetery steeped in history in a beautiful hillside setting. It is worth a stop for a quiet & reflective time.

Visited January 2014
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North Carolina
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92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Must see for genealogist, historian”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Must disclose prejudice - several generations of my family in this cemetery! Wonderful topography and mature trees. Very interesting older stones, monuments, mausoleums. Closely tied with history of Asheville and Buncombe County. The terrain makes it beautiful - not just a big, flat field sprouting tombstones. Although it is a large cemetery, any particular grave or group of graves has an intimate feel. Locals like to walk here and visitors might enjoy a time of quiet as well. Very close to downtown.

Visited February 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great for photography”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

I take pictures in old cemeteries wherever I go and this is a fascinating place for it. It is a peaceful place to ruminate about the history of these families and the city.

Visited May 2013
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North Carolina
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229 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Beautiful Drive”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We drove through the cemetery and it was so peaceful. Beautiful and the biggest cemetery I have ever seen. Definitely worth a visit to drive through and see this well maintained cemetery.

Visited April 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Definitely worth your time to visit”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Enjoyed the history and quiet sense of peace here at the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville. Beautifully maintained since 1895 and close to downtown- don't miss it!

Visited March 2014
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