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Review of Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Lynchburg
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you like old cemeteries, you'll enjoy this one- some of the graves go way back and its a very peaceful environment. There are a couple of interesting museums.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg has many things to offer a visitor. The grounds have the feeling of an arboretum and there is history at every turn. The Cemetery is famous for its rare old fashioned rose varieties and is a spectacular setting for wedding photo's. As for the history you can visit the Pest House museum and see what was done to care for the individuals how came down with Small Pox and there is an area where Civil War equestrian medicine is discussed. The Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 2000 Confederate soldiers who are buried in a special section of the cemetery. All in all the Old City Cemetery is a Gem that must be seen when visiting Lynchburg, VA.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Unlikely as it may seem, the Old City Cemetery is one of the most interesting places in Lynchburg. There are Civil War graves here (and plenty of other graves from more recent times). But there are also small buildings from the nineteenth century here: a chapel, a "pest house," and more. Of particular interest to many is the abundance of old roses, seen at their best in May of each year.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

When I tell my visiting family and friends that we are going to the Old City Cemetery I always get the strangest looks. But this place is so beautiful and truly reflects the beauty and history of this city. The cemetery grounds are filled with old oaks, cobble streets, rollings hills, and many adventures. You will just have to go to see what I mean. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy a day with friends and family while exploring everything this place has to offer!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Old City Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Lynchburg and one of the oldest in the country. But it is more than just a beautiful cemetery. It has fabulous roses and other plants and trees. There are seveereal museums plus a small church that are all fascinating.There are also numerous programs that take place there most of which are open to the public and free of chargeThe staff is wonderful and goes out of their way to help visitors and make you feel welcome. It has won a number of national awards for its landscape and activities. If you are anywhere iin the central Virginia area you need to put this on your list to visit.

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