The Cemetery’s Pest House, Mourning Museum, and Chapel will be open to the public and decorated for the holidays with greenery from the Cemetery grounds. Drop in the Cemetery Center for hot cider and cookies and last minute gifts. Everything in the Gift Shop is 25% off during the Open House! Unique gifts include packets of Cemetery seeds and discounted gift baskets. Please call (434) 847-1465 for more information.Find out more »
The public is invited to participate in this year’s Wreaths Across America ceremony, during which evergreen wreaths will be placed on hundreds of veterans’ graves in the Old City Cemetery. This national event will take place at noon on Saturday, December 16, 2017, and for the tenth consecutive year, the Old City Cemetery will be a participating location. The Cemetery has over 2,400 veterans from every major American conflict interred on its grounds. The ceremony’s sponsors, the Blue Ridge and James River Chapters of…Find out more »
All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.
Please contact us for more information about the Old City Cemetery or any of these events.
SEASONS IN THE CEMETERY
Peak of Bloom for Antique Roses: Last two weeks of May
Peak of Bloom for Lotus Pond: July and August
Peak of Fall Foliage: Last two weeks of October
Peak of Bird Population: First week of June
Peak of Butterfly Population: August