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Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg

Categories: Cemeteries, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 160+ 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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  • 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. 
  • A beautiful, relaxing, interesting, historic, life-affirming, and peaceful place. A real hidden gem and look forward to return visits. 
  • 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 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This cemetery is great for history buffs and cemetery lovers alike. The grounds are beautifully kept and there are several museums within.
  • On August 30 2010 my papa was cremated and had a stone with a plack on it and it is a really nice place and its bueatyful i was 5 when he was creamated it will be his 69th birthday tomorrow
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