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Old City Cemetery

401 Taylor St, Lynchburg, VA 24501-1245
+1 434-847-1465
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Old City Cemetery - Hidden Gem

I have lived in this area for 57 years, however I did not know this place existed until about 15... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rossersuzi
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Amherst, Virginia
soo much to do

i go here often it is a great place to see the history of the city and it has a swing and tables to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bettylouhendricks
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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 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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“train station” (10 reviews)
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401 Taylor St, Lynchburg, VA 24501-1245
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"civil war"
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"train station"
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"peaceful place"
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"rose garden"
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"favorite places"
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"small chapel"
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"rich in history"
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"doctor's office"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"step back in time"
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"buried here"
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"walk around"
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"beautiful spot"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have lived in this area for 57 years, however I did not know this place existed until about 15 years ago. It is a beautiful, quiet, serene location which surrounds you with history. There is a confederate cemetery, gazebo, small pond, beautiful heirloom roses...More

Thank Rossersuzi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

i go here often it is a great place to see the history of the city and it has a swing and tables to sit and eat/study i have taking many groups here over the span of 25 years

Thank bettylouhendricks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm the family genealogist, & discovered that a relative was buried here. I was unexpectedly coming to the area, so decided to call ahead for her grave info. The office here was wonderfully helpful, both on the phone and in person. I also read their...More

Thank Christy C
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We enjoy going to cemeteries when we travel and this one in Lynchburg seemed even more inviting than others. Very high winds had blown through the area in the past 48 hours and it was so nice to see how many volunteers were working throughout...More

Thank DONNAandJANET
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

While it is a typical small-town cemetery/museum, the displays, programs, and ambiance are very good. It is a particularly good place to stroll in good weather, and its price (free) can't be beat. Room for children to roam and stay in sight.

Thank 1grandpa2
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The old city cemetery is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. The cemetery is rich with history, and incredibly beautiful. Located in downtown Lynchburg it’s surprisingly serene. Oddly enough it’s a great place for a beautiful photo shoot.

Thank Cassidy S
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

From the photos taken, there are several square & rectangle plots surrounded with four high wrought iron fences. Some of these plots are ground level or raised. Also there are raised foundations, yet no grave stones. Grounds are well kept. Driving is a one way...More

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

This museum of a cemetery has an eclectic vibe. Tree Stewards, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists and other volunteers contribute to the up keep and interpretation of this quirky place. Educational audio exhibits and confederate history mix with plants and animals for a unique visitor experience...More

2  Thank Nora C
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Wow, beautiful place with a touch of eerie essence. Was nice to walk around read tombstone. The cemetery had some of best and strange tree growing. Could stop taking pictures of trees. A must see cemetery if you are into eerie.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Awesome location for those prom / wedding photos, very scenic spots, a swing, and lots of beautiful settings.

Thank Rob M
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