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Old City Cemetery

401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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Interesting Place!

I'll be honest, I was not sure about what to expect when my family wanted me to go with them to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Drew F
Lynchburg, Virginia
Great history

Great history in an old well taken care of cemetery. Even has swings to keep kids occupied lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Franklin H
Palm Coast, Florida
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The Old City Cemetery, established in 1806, is one of the oldest public cemeteries in the United States still in use today. Mayors and other prominent civic leaders, along with the city's indigent and "strangers," are among the estimated 18,000 people buried here. Two thirds of those interred here are of African descent, both enslaved and free. The cemetery's Confederate section contains the graves of more than 2,200 soldiers from 14 states. Museums on the property interpret the diverse history of this rehabilitated graveyard and its inhabitants. Today, Old City Cemetery is the most visited historic site in the City of Lynchburg and is Central Virginia's most unique public garden. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
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401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'll be honest, I was not sure about what to expect when my family wanted me to go with them to the Old City Cemetery one day. Turns out, I actually enjoyed the visit a lot more than I thought I would! It's very interesting...More

Thank Drew F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great history in an old well taken care of cemetery. Even has swings to keep kids occupied lots of old monuments back to the civil war

Thank Franklin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth visiting if you like history. There are old historical buildings , fantastic plants and trees...many of them are labeled. When we visited it was decorated with pumpkins. There is also a confederate cemetary. For a person from a northern state, it was...More

Thank Dogs44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't normally think of visiting a cemetery, but visiting Old City Cemetery changed my perspective! They offer rose garden tours, ghost tours, a wedding chapel, candlelight tours, holiday open house, museums, and acres and acres of grounds to walk and learn stories of the...More

Thank 444traveltheworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love walking in this cemetery. Lovely scenery. Worth your time . A step back in time as you view all the interesting markers. Beautiful trees

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We had a good time talking to the woman at the gift shop and going to the different buildings. I wish that we could go in or that the items were illuminated as they spoke about them. I also wish that sound was around the...More

Thank Sdccowen
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The old city cemetery is a very interesting park. You can push buttons on the replica or actual houses, train station and horse drawn carriage hurst garage. Find the pest house and learn about medical conditions. Just a very neat park ... maybe it needs...More

Thank Dkmarple
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Old City Cemetery Garden is a great place to spend leisurely time. There is so much to see and enjoy. A lot of time, money and effort has been put into bringing the City Cemetery back from a run down overgrown eyesore. It has been...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My favorite part is the pest house, information about healthcare during the civil war. Amazing what was done to care for the soldiers. Very peaceful place as well.

Thank 689nabinm
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went to the candle walk your. The actors were amazing. Will continue to go every year. Very beautiful and well kept cemetery.

Thank dmoranAmherst
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