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Old City Cemetery

401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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Beautiful

The old city cemetery is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. The cemetery is rich with history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cassidy S
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A cemetery of the past.

From the photos taken, there are several square & rectangle plots surrounded with four high wrought... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Jack L
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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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401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 14 January 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 10 January 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

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Reviewed 5 January 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 4 January 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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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Love going to historical places and learning about the days before us. The cemetery is a beautiful solemn place to pay homage to. I would recommend the visit for the peaceful gardens and all of the civil war monuments.

Thank Evelyn D
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

I'll be honest, I was not sure about what to expect when my family wanted me to go with them to the Old City Cemetery one day. Turns out, I actually enjoyed the visit a lot more than I thought I would! It's very interesting...More

Thank Drew F
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Great history in an old well taken care of cemetery. Even has swings to keep kids occupied lots of old monuments back to the civil war

Thank Franklin H
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is worth visiting if you like history. There are old historical buildings , fantastic plants and trees...many of them are labeled. When we visited it was decorated with pumpkins. There is also a confederate cemetary. For a person from a northern state, it was...More

Thank Dogs44
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I wouldn't normally think of visiting a cemetery, but visiting Old City Cemetery changed my perspective! They offer rose garden tours, ghost tours, a wedding chapel, candlelight tours, holiday open house, museums, and acres and acres of grounds to walk and learn stories of the...More

Thank 444traveltheworld
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