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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Old City Cemetery is fascinating patchwork of historical artifacts from Lynchburg history: an old Pest House, graves of early immigrants, civil war personnel, historical figures from Lynchburg. Well worth a visit if you are a history buff.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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63 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Quite an enjoyable stop for walking and a bit of history. Multiple exhibit spaces dot the gardens and include information on Lynchburg and the US Civil War; funeral practices in Lynchburg; and medical practices in Lynchburg. Grounds include interesting graves, a chapel, and a restored train station. On the date of our visit, many high schoolers were taking prom pictures.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

An interesting way to spend some time in lynchburg. No one was around when we visited due to off season snowfall that morning but it was nice to have the place to ourselves.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They have a confederate section. They historic buildings, that you can look into, press a buzzer listen to an analogue of the site. Plus on certian days they have volunteers to tell you about the history of the aera. It is an excellent area for photographers.

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