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Old City Cemetery

401 Taylor St., Lynchburg, VA
434-847-1465
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful cemetery, Incredible stone artwork and they have filled the cemetery with informative signage that lets you know all about the history. Definitly stop at the office and see the Mourning museum it is incredible.we went there to see the confederate section and were very Impressed with how well kept it was. Take the time to Visit

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Fort Wayne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you like Civil War history, this is the place. Besides lots of old gravestones, there are a few small museum sites inside that add to the history. This is also a nice place to walk around and enjoy the gardens.

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The old cemetery has a lot to see. Tombstones, memorials, a medical museum, and a train depot. We got their fairly late and it was raining so didn't get out of the car but will definitely go back to walk around.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Interesting to read the memorials and to look at the museum displays. The recordings on the buildings were helpful and the church was really pretty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Many of the museums were being updated. Roads were hilly and in need of repair. Not on the top of my list for a revisit.

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Holly Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are events happening at the cemetery all the time and if not then just strolling around the very well kept grounds is a fascinating self tour of old graves including a Civil War cemetery on the grounds. Lots to do, friendly staff who are very helpful.

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cherry hill nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

WE walked the cemetery on a warm Sunday morning. Guide panphlets were available and very helpful. Great place for a step back in time.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have been here more then a few times and it seems we learn something new with each visit. You do have to take the time to explore the whole cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Poignant. Eerie and silent when I was there. There were times when I walked by the older markers and felt like someone was was watching me but only with curiosity. Other markers well you know that creepy crawling sensation.. it Lynchburg is full of history and I recommend checking it out.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Old City Cemetary in Lynchburg isn't just a cemetary. Though there are confederate graves that are interesting. The flowers and other exhibits are great too. The roses in particular are stunning. The staff and volunteers that work there are friendly and helpful. It is a lovely, and peaceful place too if you want to take a relaxing walk.

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