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Old City Cemetery

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Address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-847-1465
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: The Old City Cemetery, established in 1806, is one of the oldest public...
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 15,000 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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What a wonderful place to visit and contemplate history and enjoy the garden---will come again. Clean bathroom was a Bonus!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit and contemplate history and enjoy the garden---will come again. Clean bathroom was a Bonus!

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Porter, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This old historic cemetery was beautiful. It was interesting looking at the old tombstones. The oldest grave was from 1808. The landscape was well done. Be sure the sit on the tree swing. It seems to pick up speed at an odd point. My teenage girls were convinced they were being pushed by a ghost.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in history and/or gardens be sure to visit Old City Cemetary. You can learn about the Civil War in Lynchburg among other things. Beautiful setting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful spot to have a picnic, walk around, see some wildlife, and learn about history. I highly recommend this place!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Old City Cemetery is a really beautiful place to visit. There is an amazing variety of flowers on the well-kept grounds. At least once a year, they have a plant/flower sale there where you can buy heirloom varieties of flowers. Lots of shade, interesting history from the Civil War, and a swing in a giant pecan tree. Pretty little... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Old City Cemetery is located off the beaten path it's location was once in the heart of this bustling riverfront community. The civil war section honors those who fell victim to the horrors of war and brings together a large cross-section of our nation to this one location. A short stroll lets us catch a glimpse into the lives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

No trip to Lynchburg is complete without a visit to Old City Cemetery. It is a very special place that is so much more than a "cemetery." Please go! It is an arboretum, a botanical garden, a museum, a remarkable slice of over 200 years of life. While it may not be in the same league as Hollywood or Mount... More 

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Have got to say this is one of my favorite places in Lynchburg and isn't known to even some residents who have lived here a long time. The City Cemetery is a living museum. Both my parent's ashes were scattered here. There is so much I like about this place I can't really do it justice in just a few... More 

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great historical site. Oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use. Beautiful plants and roses. Very interesting site.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

lovely and well maintained. Gracious host in the museum on site. very unique experience and displays.

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Additional Information about Old City Cemetery

Address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-847-1465
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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