Vrhpolje is the site of two unmarked graves from the Second World War. The Church Grave (Slovene: Grobišče ob cerkvi) is located in the middle of the tree-lined avenue by the parish church. It contains the remains of a German soldier killed near Vipava during the war. The Zavetnik Farm Grave (Grobišče Zavetnikov grunt) lies in the woods below a vineyard, about 1 km north-northeast of the parish church. It contains the remains of the Slovene civilian Marija Krapež from Malo Polje, who was murdered by the Partisans in November 1943.