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Old City Cemetery

401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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A cemetery of the past.

From the photos taken, there are several square & rectangle plots surrounded with four high wrought... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
Part arboretum, part historical cemetery , goats, bees, herb and old roses.

This museum of a cemetery has an eclectic vibe. Tree Stewards, Master Gardeners, Master... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nora C
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From the photos taken, there are several square & rectangle plots surrounded with four high wrought iron fences. Some of these plots are ground level or raised. Also there are raised foundations, yet no grave stones. Grounds are well kept. Driving is a one way...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum of a cemetery has an eclectic vibe. Tree Stewards, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists and other volunteers contribute to the up keep and interpretation of this quirky place. Educational audio exhibits and confederate history mix with plants and animals for a unique visitor experience...More

Thank Nora C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, beautiful place with a touch of eerie essence. Was nice to walk around read tombstone. The cemetery had some of best and strange tree growing. Could stop taking pictures of trees. A must see cemetery if you are into eerie.

Thank WindWalker777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome location for those prom / wedding photos, very scenic spots, a swing, and lots of beautiful settings.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love going to historical places and learning about the days before us. The cemetery is a beautiful solemn place to pay homage to. I would recommend the visit for the peaceful gardens and all of the civil war monuments.

Thank Evelyn D
Reviewed 9 December 2017

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 17 November 2017 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 11 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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
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