Welcome To Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery is an extraordinary 27-acre public garden, “history park,” and wedding venue located in the heart of Lynchburg, Virginia. Despite being an active place of burial and remembrance, it is one of the busiest and most popular attractions in the City. With more than 33,000 visitors annually, it is the most visited historic site in the City today.

Established in 1806, Old City Cemetery is the oldest municipal cemetery in Virginia still in use today. A village of five small museums helps to tell the stories of the diverse population of nearly 20,000 buried here. The grounds are also filled with hundreds of varieties of native and heirloom plants, including the largest public collection of antique roses in the state of Virginia.

Our gates are open dawn to dusk, every day of the year. We invite you to visit and explore a cemetery like no other.

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Food to Die For Cookbook A Book of Funeral Food, Tips and Tales

Jessica Ward's extraordinary, award-winning cookbook was published in 2004 to benefit Old City Cemetery.…

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Complete burial records for Old City Cemetery, 1806 to present. View Records

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401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

Office: (434) 847-1465
Fax: (434) 856-2004

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