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Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg

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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 15,000 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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  • We had a good time talking to the woman at the gift shop and going to the different buildings. I wish that we could go in or that the items were illuminated as they spoke about them. I also wish that ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Not only are there so many founders of the Sacramento Region buried here - the "old" roses that grow throughout the cemetery are a treat to behold
  • This cemetery is beautiful and well kept. I love coming here and taking photos or just enjoying a relaxing walk.
  • A beautiful and well kept cemetery park with a lot of history. The Chapel is beautiful and has a lot of history all its own. They even have antique roses and goats. Friendly and courteous staff. The centerpiece of this park is definitely the Confederate Section which is the final resting place for over 2200 of our brave soldiers.
  • This place is perfect for a nice leisurely walk where you can enjoy being outdoors or take the history of the grounds.
  • This cemetery is great for history buffs and cemetery lovers alike. The grounds are beautifully kept and there are several museums within.

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