Richmond, Virginia: Second Grave of James Monroe Team Field Report

Hollywood Cemetery

412 S. Cherry St., Richmond, VA
Daily 8-6. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Birdcage grave of James Monroe.

Second Grave of James Monroe

Former President James Monroe, who'd been dead and buried in New York City since 1831, was dug up in 1858 and reinterred in an ornate birdcage-like tomb in Richmond. Report... [12/07/2011]

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Birdcage grave of James Monroe.

Second Grave of James Monroe

Hollywood Cemetery is definitely worth a visit, and Monroe's tomb is a highlight. Monroe served our country in more roles than anyone else to this day. Jefferson gets credit for the Louisiana Purchase, but it was Monroe who negotiated the deal in person with Napoleon, much bigger than originally thought, with no way to communicate with Jefferson. Monroe's iron birdcage tomb has recently received a huge makeover and now sports a beautiful coat of paint.

[Roger Crook, 02/01/2020]
Second Grave of James Monroe

James Monroe was grievously wounded at the Battle of Trenton. He would not have survived without the intervention of a doctor in the fight alongside the Continentals.

[Roger Crook, 06/01/2012]
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