Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
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  • Lassie6872
    Delray Beach, Florida156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting visit
    A very big center with all different areas so if you don’t have all day you need to know roughly what you want to see. A lot of famous stars buried in different areas but if you ask you will be advised which areas to go to. For us personally, we found it very interesting and calming.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • M P
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite for a Taphophile
    If you visit cemeteries like I do this is a must. Not only visit if you're into celebrities but just for the cemetery itself. If is hidden in a not so glamorous section of Hollywood but what a gem. Did not have enough time , would definitely visit again My sister and I are Taphophile's and now I can cross it off my list.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • M P
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite for a Taphophile
    If you visit cemeteries like I do this is a must. Not only visit if you're into celebrities but just for the cemetery itself. If is hidden in a not so glamorous section of Hollywood but what a gem. Did not have enough time , would definitely visit again My sister and I are Taphophile's and now I can cross it off my list.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 2, 2024
  • Andrew Q
    394 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit for Movie Buffs
    The cemetery is free to get in and not very big so easy to walk around. It is a working cemetery so the office is set up to manage that aspect and not to help tourists find celebrity graves. Maps are available at the florist for $6. Although the map is a useful start, the locations shown are not 100% accurate and it is not easy to tell of the grave is inside a building or outside. Access to Judy Garland's grave for instance is from the outside and not obvious on the map. Some graves are easy to find while others more difficult. Some I couldn't find at all. Definitely a must visit for anyone interested in Hollywood and the movies.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 30, 2024
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WriterJane
New York79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Hollywood Forever is a sprawling cemetery, the final resting place of superstars and ordinary folks alike. There's a shop by the entrance which sells maps ($6) and larger booklets. However, I didn't find the map particularly helpful when trying to locate certain graves.

Unless you're looking for someone specific (like Judy Garland, who has a whole indoor area to herself!, go to Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park instead. Or do both and compare, like I did.
Written July 11, 2024
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MaralinaMilazzo
Saratoga, CA41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Currently working cemetery with a lot of other people that are not celebrities buried here. A sweet lady runs the place and operates the gift shop which has succulents and a book that you can buy about who is buried there. You can visit Mel Blanc, Estelle Getty, Johnny Ramone and some other currently famous dead celebrities. Most of the celebrities you’ll find here are from the early 1910-1930s, along with famous directors and producers. It is in the ripest part of Hollywood, With all the adult bookstores, drug dealers, trash on the streets, and all that you can expect In that environment. It was interesting but I can’t say that it was worth taking the time to drive out there. If you are up for a couple of hours of strolling through the cemetery, and you aren’t expecting to see a lot of people you recognize from film, then this will be the place for you.
Written July 11, 2022
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Lassie6872
Delray Beach, FL156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
When my husband said let's go to the Hollywood Forever Cemetry for the afternoon, I was so against it!
However, it is a beatiful cemetry with well kept lawns and gardens. The amount of famous people's grave we saw, we incredible.
It is definitely a stop most people would not make but well worth it if you have a few hours spare.
Written September 23, 2022
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Newtraveler83
Idaho803 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The cemetery is fascinating with lots of interesting things to see. Beautifully kept grounds and elaborate headstones and memorials.

The guest shop isn’t very clearly marked. Definitely worth buying the book they offer (which has a map inside) instead of just the map.
Written July 11, 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
What a peaceful way to spend some time. You can get a map at the gift shop to find all the famous graves, or you can do what we did and just wander. Either way, you will find interesting markers and people you know about. The cemetery is full of history and wildlife as well as a colony of very well cared for feral cats and a muster of beautiful peacocks. When we went there was a service going on near one of the mausoleums so we didn't go in that section at all, it's important to remember this is a place where people are still being interred and there are mourners.
Written May 29, 2022
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Andrew Q
Sydney394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The cemetery is free to get in and not very big so easy to walk around. It is a working cemetery so the office is set up to manage that aspect and not to help tourists find celebrity graves. Maps are available at the florist for $6. Although the map is a useful start, the locations shown are not 100% accurate and it is not easy to tell of the grave is inside a building or outside. Access to Judy Garland's grave for instance is from the outside and not obvious on the map. Some graves are easy to find while others more difficult. Some I couldn't find at all. Definitely a must visit for anyone interested in Hollywood and the movies.
Written March 30, 2024
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Lassie6872
Delray Beach, FL156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
A very big center with all different areas so if you don’t have all day you need to know roughly what you want to see.
A lot of famous stars buried in different areas but if you ask you will be advised which areas to go to.
For us personally, we found it very interesting and calming.
Written August 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

M P
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
If you visit cemeteries like I do this is a must.
Not only visit if you're into celebrities but just for the cemetery itself.
If is hidden in a not so glamorous section of Hollywood but what a gem.
Did not have enough time , would definitely visit again
My sister and I are Taphophile's and now I can cross it off my list.
Written October 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

M P
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
If you visit cemeteries like I do this is a must.
Not only visit if you're into celebrities but just for the cemetery itself.
If is hidden in a not so glamorous section of Hollywood but what a gem.
Did not have enough time , would definitely visit again
My sister and I are Taphophile's and now I can cross it off my list.
Written February 2, 2024
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anonymousreviewer047
no location7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So what did you see in Hollywood? Most people won't consider a visit to a cemetery to be one of the highlights of their vacation. Hollywood Forever just might prove you wrong.

After a period of neglect, Hollywood Forever is enjoying a Renaissance of sorts. The new owners have done a good job of promoting HF's status as Cemetery to the Stars while retaining its dignity. Sure, you'll find movie star postcards in the gift shop, but it's not overkill (pardon the pun).

The buildings and grounds are immaculate. The island crypt, surrounded by a pond populated by black swans, is magnificent. The graves of Rudolph Valentino, David White, Peter Lorre, Darla Hood, Mel Blanc and others are all easily accessible. There are maps of the cemetery available online, and the gift shop employees won't mind telling you where to find your chosen celebrity.

One caveat: It's important to remember that Hollywood Forever is not just a tourist attraction, but a working burial ground. You may come across funeral processions and grieving loved ones. Be respectful, be quiet, and make sure you don't intrude upon others.

The area surrounding Hollywood Forever is a bit run down and dodgy. However, you can still access the cemetery without forking over a lot of money for a tour. Just take the DASH red bus from the Hollywood and Vine (right in front of the Metro entrance) and get off at Gower and Santa Monica. You'll be right down the block from the cemetery. It's quick, safe, and, at 50 cents per ride, is surely more economical than a tour!

If you're planning on visiting Paramount Studios after your trip to Hollywood Forver, just hop right back on the DASH. It's a long walk, through a rather deserted neighborhood, to get to the Studios otherwise.
Written January 20, 2006
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