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Riverside Cemetery

53 Birch Street (Montford Area Historic District)
Asheville, NC  28801
(828) 350-2066
Website: Riverside Cemetery
Reviews:  TripAdvisor
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p 

The Riverside Cemetery covers 87 acres overlooking the French Broad River. In 1885 the Riverside Cemetery was names the Asheville Cemetery but later was named the Riverside Cemetery. It is an active cemetery with more than 13,000 people buried here, 9000 monuments and 12 family mausoleums. Through the large iron gates, you may take a self-guided walking tour through ancient oak, poplar, dogwood and ginkgo trees.

Riverside is the burial place of Thomas Wolfe who wrote Look Homeward, Angel.  There are other prominent citizens buried in Riverside.

Riverside Cemetery is located along Birch St. off Pearson Dr. within the Montford Area Historic District. Visitors are welcome 8:00am to 8:00pm during daylight savings time, and until 6:00pm the rest of the year. Self-guided tour packets are available at Riverside Cemetery office Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. For information visit the City of Asheville's Parks and Recreation Department website or call 828-350-2066.