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Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg

(4.8/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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 are so taken with the beauty of this location that my wife and I have chosen that our remains will be placed in a niche below the chapel for our "eternal life." Our puppy's remains will reside ther...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to spend a morning or an afternoon. Lots of thing to see and do. Some new facilities as well as old. There is a goldfish pond and an old train station that takes you back in ...  more »
  • I loved strolling through the grounds on a sunny, quiet Sunday morning. There is an old train depot and signal light, a section with confederate soldiers and an obelisk monument, many interesting bota...  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of the best places in Virginia to see antique and old garden roses, Peak bloom during the month of May. There are Noisettes, Shrubs, Polyantha, Hybrid Musk , Ramblers and many more. #roses Also they have plants for sale.
  • My favorite place in Lynchburg. There is so much history and natural beauty and it is always gorgeous, no matter the season. Perfect for a picnic or walk or taking photos.