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Old City Cemetery

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

The old city cemetery is a very interesting park. You can push buttons on the replica or actual... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynchburg, Virginia
Well worth your time

Old City Cemetery Garden is a great place to spend leisurely time. There is so much to see and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Richard C
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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401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The old city cemetery is a very interesting park. You can push buttons on the replica or actual houses, train station and horse drawn carriage hurst garage. Find the pest house and learn about medical conditions. Just a very neat park ... maybe it needs...More

Thank Dkmarple
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Old City Cemetery Garden is a great place to spend leisurely time. There is so much to see and enjoy. A lot of time, money and effort has been put into bringing the City Cemetery back from a run down overgrown eyesore. It has been...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My favorite part is the pest house, information about healthcare during the civil war. Amazing what was done to care for the soldiers. Very peaceful place as well.

Thank 689nabinm
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went to the candle walk your. The actors were amazing. Will continue to go every year. Very beautiful and well kept cemetery.

Thank dmoranAmherst
Reviewed 20 August 2017

There are cemeteries, and there is the Old City Cemetery. There is much history and much to see here. A very moving place.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I thought I would not enjoy this attraction, but I did. My husband wanted to check it out so we drove around until we found the little cemetery gift shop. This was the first gift shop that I have ever seen in a cemetery! The...More

Thank Melissa_and_RobertP
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

It is a mid 19th century cemetery with a lot of neat historical markers from the Civil War. There's also some self touring museum sites. Cool for history buffs.

Thank Cincy R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great walking tour; very informative docents throughout grounds. The pest house has a particularly interesting display on nineteenth century medical practice.

Thank lavernes2017
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Many interesting gravestones, including Revolutionary and many Civil War soldiers. Restored buildings to visit.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Old City Cemetery is full of history and the grounds are beautiful. The staff is so knowledgeable. There are many events and programs offered throughout the year to attend.

Thank bmurrell2017
Gravegarden, General Manager at Old City Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you, Barbara! We appreciate your kind words and positive review. Please keep coming back to visit...

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