Founded in 1899, the cemetery is one of the world’s most visited landmarks, and the final resting place of hundreds of Hollywood legends, including Judy Garland, Cecil B. DeMille, Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Tyrone Power, Douglas Fairbanks, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone, Valerie Harper, Chris Cornell, and hundreds of others, alongside thousands of neighborhood residents and individuals from across the globe. The functioning cemetery offers lawn spaces, cremation niches, mausoleum crypts, and the Beth Olam section is one of the oldest, active Jewish cemeteries in California.
Since 2000, Hollywood Forever has partnered with Cinespia to present cinema screenings each summer on the Fairbanks Lawn, and the cemetery’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration attracts over 30,000 visitors each year. Paramount Studios was built on the undeveloped south end of the original site, where the studio still operates, and the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1999.
"The Cemetery of the Stars"
Come visit legendary notables such as Cecil B. Demille, Marion Davies, Tyrone Power, Rudolph Valentino, Vampira, John Huston, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and more. It is a great overview of the cemetery and its most famous residents.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
*The tour is $20.00 per person and lasts 2 1/2 hours long. There is an additional $1.00 service charge to book online. No advance reservations required.
*Tour dates can be subject to change, so check back or call 818-517-5988 to confirm.
*****Due to the threat of coronavirus, the cemetery tour will be halted for 2 to 4 weeks. Stay tuned for updates. Other events at the cemetery are on hold as well. Please feel free to email me with any questions and exercise all safety precautions.*****
Saturday, April 4th at 10am
Saturday, April 11th at 10am
Wednesday, April 15th at 10am and 2pm (Pre-TCM Film Festival themed tour!)
Saturday, April 25th at 10am
Saturday, May 9th at 10am
Saturday, May 30th at 10am
Call ahead to confirm as dates and times are subject to change.
Check back as future tour dates will be posted soon.
Learn all about the famous residents and history of Hollywood Forever from the comfort of your local library or senior center.
See unobstructed views of the cemetery grounds and take a journey through the fascinating world of Hollywood history! Past lecture sites include the Homestead Museum, Queen Mary, Niles Film Museum, San Francisco State University and several local Los Angeles libraries.
Alternate tours can be booked by request including:
Explore the lives and contributions of the Jewish residents interred at Hollywood Forever. This tour includes a visit to the Beth Olam Mausoleum. Highlights include Garbo’s agent Charles Feldman, mobster Bugsy Siegel, Academy Award winning screenwriter Michael Kanin (Woman of the Year), The Ritz Brothers and the Anne Frank Memorial. This tour cannot be done on Saturdays, as the Jewish Mausoleum is closed on that day each week.
Uncover the lost stars and obscure names forgotten by time. This tour includes the Talmadge Sisters, tragic silent stars Karl Dane and Renee Adoree (The Big Parade), director William Beaudine (Sparrows), Clifton Webb (Laura), Iron Eyes Cody, Henry B. Walthall (London After Midnight) and many more!