Welcome to Old City Cemetery
Welcome to “The Gravegarden!” Established in 1806, Old City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use today. Despite being an active place of burial and remembrance, it is one of the busiest and most popular attractions in Lynchburg. We receive more than 33,000 visitors annually, making this the most visited historic site in the City today.
Old City Cemetery is an extraordinary 27-acre public garden and “history park.” A village of five small museums helps to tell the stories of the diverse population of over 17,000 buried here. Our grounds are also filled with hundreds of varieties of native and heirloom plants, including a nationally recognized collection of antique roses.
Our gates are open dawn to dusk, every day of the year. We invite you to visit and explore a cemetery like no other…