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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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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 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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Come for the peace and quiet.

I am somewhat biased when it comes to OCC, not only does my wife have family buried here but I have been volunteering as a tombstone repairman for almost 11 years now. I have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Blandview1948
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am somewhat biased when it comes to OCC, not only does my wife have family buried here but I have been volunteering as a tombstone repairman for almost 11 years now. I have seen this place full of visitors and all enjoying the various museums located on the 27 acres. When you come, please allow some time to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

In town visiting my husband because he is here for work and my daughter and I went today. It is beautifully kept. My daughter got some beautiful pictures.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A great example of a cemetery representing generations. Old buildings have been brought in to enhance the experience. Very well cared for.

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Thank Franklin H
Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a very educational tour of the history of Lynchburg and it founding fathers and those who made it what it is today. One needs to devote an hour or so to truly experience the cemetery.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A beautiful, relaxing, interesting, historic, life-affirming, and peaceful place. A real hidden gem and look forward to return visits.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Love coming here and walking and getting the history of Lynchburg. It is great all they are doing to keep it beautiful and celebrate the history

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1 Thank Mollyh123
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

It is a cemetery, very old in one part. It still active and Civil War veterans are in top-right corner respect feel yourself

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Amherst, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have lived in the Lynchburg VA area all of my life and did not even know this beautiful location was here until about 10 years ago. I visit it now at least once a year. It is such a peaceful and beautiful place. There are many lovely locations within the grounds for taking pictures. It is a common place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Old City Cemetery is a beautiful place. Amazing place to just visit or to take pictures at. The grounds are well kept and definitely worth visiting

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The roses (some very old heritage varieties) are in peak bloom in May. They have some plants for sale at the visitors center. The cemetery is picturesque.

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