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Old City Cemetery

401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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Visit the Old City Cemetary to Get an Overview of Lynchburg's History

Great walking tour; very informative docents throughout grounds. The pest house has a particularly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynchburg, United States
July 4 visit.

Many interesting gravestones, including Revolutionary and many Civil War soldiers. Restored... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy H
Fullerton, CA, United States
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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 1 week ago

Great walking tour; very informative docents throughout grounds. The pest house has a particularly interesting display on nineteenth century medical practice.

Thank lavernes2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many interesting gravestones, including Revolutionary and many Civil War soldiers. Restored buildings to visit.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old City Cemetery is full of history and the grounds are beautiful. The staff is so knowledgeable. There are many events and programs offered throughout the year to attend.

Thank bmurrell2017
Gravegarden, General Manager at Old City Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Barbara! We appreciate your kind words and positive review. Please keep coming back to visit...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So man lives and so many stories here in the cemetery. As you go in, stop and get out, then again by the monument, again by the bottom of the hill, then again up by the church. These men died for all of us. Visit...More

1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this area. It has breath taking views and a tone of history. The ladies at the gift shop are full of knowledge and very helpful. They are wonderful, my father-in-law is scattered there and it is just such a nice place. Love the swing...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Intriguing, thought provoking, peaceful piece of Lynchburg history. Definitely worth the investment and loving care to preserve such an honored place of rest for so many.

Thank DogzRule1
Reviewed 5 June 2017

What a historical and interesting cemetery. I thought that this would be a quick in and out visit but ended up spending the better part of 3-hours visiting. The Old City Cemetery was founded in 1806 and is one of the Oldest cemetery's in Central...More

1  Thank SneakinDeacon
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit, but will be going back once roses bloom. Enjoyed lunch in gazebo (please clean up after yourself). It is part of our history we hope they will never remove or disturb.

Thank LuvToTravelWithHubby
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Fascinating old cemetery. Beautiful botanicals. Nicely kept grounds. Not much in the way of famous people, but that wasn't a big take away. Delightful shop keeper at the gift store.

Thank gwmakin
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The old city cemetery is a wonderful place to visit. You can walk thru the headstones and read the stories of some incredible characters, enjoy the roses that have been there for so many years. Take a minute to pay your respects to the many...More

Thank juliacL7571LL
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