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Old City Cemetery

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Cross the street and Imbibe

This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy art, but also get some exercize! The Beautifully... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Hidden in downtown Lynchburg

I have driven thru and stopped here many times. This cemetery has many really old and age faded... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
Robert H
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
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy art, but also get some exercize! The Beautifully ornate, wrought iron gates welcome you and headstones & trademarked are well maintained as is the landscape. We, husband and myself made a date of it, there's a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I have driven thru and stopped here many times. This cemetery has many really old and age faded tombstones to read. There is a Confederate section as well as the Pest House which is a small medical type building from the war. Located amongst the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Call here at the Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor St, Lynchburg, Virginia after staying the night in Lynchburg. One of the oldest public cemeteries in the USA. Contains the graves of over 2200 Confederate soldiers, veterans from every war from the Revolution to Vietnam and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent dramas about people buried at the cemetery. This is an annual event that is very popular. Only problem is getting the tickets is a terrible experience with waiting on line for 2-3 hours

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HENRYB1246
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a historic site in Lynchburg, VA. The cemetary is naturally breathtaking and the added landscaping blends in beautifully. There is even a butterfly garden. The historic buildings on site are rich in history and well preserved. There is a chapel on site that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susanrjones628
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Took an uber from my hotel to check this place out. I like the little museums and buttons you can click on that will tell the story of the history of the cemetery. It has the oldest and most confederate soldiers buried here. Amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

The Tour is an annual event at the Cemetery, with a half-dozen brief, live sketches from a variety of historical people from Lynchburg's past. Each set of performances is new every year (this was the tenth anniversary), with scripts well-researched and touchingly performed. The actors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeg H
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Donna H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glenn B
Reviewed October 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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