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Old City Cemetery

Closed Now: 07:30 - 19:30
Open today: 07:30 - 19:30
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Roses in May are worth the trip!

Stop by the old city cemetery and bring your camera. You will have plenty of great photo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna H
Lynchburg, Virginia
A place that puts life into perspective.

The Old City Cemetery is a place where life becomes detached from day-to-day work, stress... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenn B
Lynchburg, Virginia
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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...more
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401 Taylor St, Lynchburg, VA 24501-1245
+1 434-847-1465
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by the old city cemetery and bring your camera. You will have plenty of great photo opportunities, between the old stones and the old-fashioned roses that smell so much better than modern tea roses. A beautiful setting with great history; be sure to stop...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old City Cemetery is a place where life becomes detached from day-to-day work, stress, politics, etc. My wife actually picnic next to the small goldfish pond. Truly, this place is a must for people traveling through the area and looking for some history, and...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprising peaceful and beautiful Everyone should visit there. Pick a day when the weather's nice take a picnic or just stroll through the cemetery

Thank keith a
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This "attraction" was part of a day-long field trip that was part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society conference. The restored station on the grounds is generally NOT open to the public; but because we were on a special pre-arranged visit, there were interpreters...More

Thank tourcrafter
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This is a scenic old cemetery with interesting stops along the drive through the cemetary. Be sure to stop at the gift shop which had displatlys on mourning and burial customs. Listen to the recordings at the Pest House, Train Stations and other stops. Provides...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Much more to this than your typical cemetery. 2,200 confederate soldiers are buried here. There are plaques on roughly 25% of the plots which provide more information about the deceased. There is also some buildings with audio recordings of the historic significance of them. Worth...More

Thank kielar
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is truly a beautiful cemetery rich in history. Its also a wonderful place for a haunted tour in October or a photo-shoot anytime of the year. A great transition between the past and present.

Thank LynchburgCouple
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great historical venue The staff is attentive and love to share stories Also great spot for Any special photos

Thank mojoe113
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Se sure to visit the visitors center and gift shop near the back of the cemetery. They offer tours and programs throughout the year.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Old City Cemetery is a very calming place for me, not to mention the early history of Lynchburg. The old headstones have a story, each and to everyone. It is a nice place to see flowers and other plants. During the Fall, the trees...More

Thank Roy E
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