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Riverside Cemetery

53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801-1601
+1 828-350-2066
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Peaceful among Rolling Hills

Riverside Cemetery is not far from the downtown center of Asheville. It is located near a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Olathe, Kansas
Thomas Wolfe, O Henry and a very peaceful stroll.

While the famous authors are buried in Riverside, I would say that its main attraction is the peace... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Asheville, NC
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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 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.
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53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801-1601
+1 828-350-2066
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riverside Cemetery is not far from the downtown center of Asheville. It is located near a residential area, but still easy to locate. I just parked the car and walked around, not being familiar with anyone buried here, there was a booth with a small...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the famous authors are buried in Riverside, I would say that its main attraction is the peace and beauty one will find there. Just a couple of miles from downtown and very close to many B&B's it is a wonderful place to put aside...More

Thank curlyheadAsheville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of cemeteries and this one did not disappoint. Lots of interesting markers and monuments and very peaceful.

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My boyfriend and I enjoy stopping at various cemeteries when we travel to a new city, so we definitely made it a point to stop at Riverside Cemetery. We started by going to the office, but it was closed. We did get a map at...More

Thank Christine F
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 30 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 13 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
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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