The Cemetery is FREE and open to the public every day of the year, dawn to dusk. Unless ice, snow, or another weather-related condition makes the driveway impassable, the Cemetery gates are always open between dawn and dusk.
The Cemetery Center, which houses the offices of the Cemetery and Southern Memorial Association, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the months of May and October, the Center is also open on Sundays. We always welcome visits by appointment on days when our office is closed, or before or after office hours.
The Mourning Museum (inside the Cemetery Center) is open for drop-in visits whenever the Cemetery Center is open (see above). Tours of the Mourning Museum are free of charge. The Pest House, Hearse House, Station House, and Chapel are open all day for self-guided exterior tours, using brochures and audio recordings. Interior tours of these four museums are available by appointment only, with the standard tour fee.
The entrance to the Old City Cemetery is located at the corner of Fourth and Taylor Streets in downtown Lynchburg.
From Appomattox Court House, Farmville, or Petersburg
From Blue Ridge Parkway
From Charlottesville, Amherst, or Northern Virginia
From Danville or Altavista
From Poplar Forest or Bedford
From Roanoke or Bedford
From Rustburg, Brookneal, or South Boston
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The Southern Memorial Association does not currently give guided tours of the Old City Cemetery on a daily basis. Guided tours are by appointment only, and there is a charge; see our Guided Tours webpage for more information. Also, don't forget to check the Calendar of Events for a listing of our exciting monthly programs and guided tours of the Cemetery, most of which are free of charge.
The Cemetery offers more than a dozen "quick guide" brochures to highlight different aspects of the history and horticulture of the Cemetery for self-guided tours. Brochures are available, free of charge, at the Lynchburg Visitors Center, Cemetery Gatehouse (Fourth & Taylor Streets), Cemetery Center, and in brochure boxes throughout the Cemetery.
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