Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.  Every week a different staff member or volunteer will guide the group making each week a different tour!

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Memorial Day Bird Walk and Count

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally during the peak of the bird population. Rain or shine.  Bring your binoculars. Special note, the Lynchburg Bird Club meets at the Cemetery every third Thursday in the month, at 8:30 a.m., March-November to enjoy a bird identifying walk!  Anyone may join the group!

“Help Our Pollinators” Nature Walk with Shannon Brennan

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are in trouble!  Shannon Brennan will lead a casual walk to find the plants that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, while discussing steps we can take to help out the insects and animals critical to our food supply. Please meet Shannon at the Cemetery Center at 9:00 A.M. to […]

Call For Volunteers

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

No experience is required, but potential Old City Cemetery volunteers should have a love of history, historic preservation, or horticulture, and enjoy working with the public.The Cemetery needs volunteers who are able to share their time and talents as tour guides or gardeners. Tour guides are instructed on Cemetery general history, with options to specialize in […]

Call For Volunteers

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

No experience is required, but potential Old City Cemetery volunteers should have a love of history, historic preservation, or horticulture, and enjoy working with the public.The Cemetery needs volunteers who are able to share their time and talents as tour guides or gardeners. Tour guides are instructed on Cemetery general history, with options to specialize in […]

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

 Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

Autumn Afternoon in the Gravegarden

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tour highlights history and horticulture on the grounds near the peak of fall color. 

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details. 

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details. 

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

Bawdy Ladies of 19th-Century Lynchburg

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

 On Sunday, September 21, local historian Nancy Weiland will lead a guided walking tour to the gravesites of some of Lynchburg’s colorful “sporting ladies” buried in Old City Cemetery.  More than a dozen bawdy women are buried there, and Weiland will share their personal stories, along with fascinating details about the thriving business of prostitution […]

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning. 

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning. 

Memorial Day Bird Walk and Count

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally during the peak of the bird population.  Bring your binoculars.Special note, the Lynchburg Bird Club meets at the Cemetery every third Thursday in the month, at 8:30 a.m., March-November to enjoy a bird identifying walk!  Anyone may join the group!

21st Annual Antique Rose Festival

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Stop and Smell the Roses!Looking for a unique Mother's Day gift? Think roses! ...or bring Mom to the Cemetery to enjoy our extensive heirloom rose collection at the beginning of its peak of bloom. Bring a picnic lunch for a special dining experience. Festival ScheduleFriday, May 6, 2016 5:00–8:00 p.m. - Pre-Sale Get the best selection of […]

Paint Out Lynchburg!

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Paint Out Lynchburg! April 29, 30 and May 1, 2016 The Lynchburg Art Club welcomes you to a weekend of painting “in the open air!” Beautiful architecture, flower gardens, and a lively downtown by the James River characterize this historic city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Bring your easel and paints and be […]

“Trees: Our Past and Our Future”

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Join Naturalist Kathie Driscoll in discovering the amazing stories behind some of Virginia's oldest trees.  You'll learn about some of the problems urban trees are facing and about communities that have gone to great lengths to protect them.  Afterwards discover how the trees at Old City Cemetery are rooted in our past and yet branch […]

Holiday Open House

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

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 20% off during the Open House! Unique gifts include packets of Cemetery seeds and discounted gift […]

Free

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

$18

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

$18

Autumn Afternoon in the Gravegarden

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Join former Executive Director Bruce Christian for a guided walking tour highlighting the history and horticulture on the grounds near the peak of fall color. Besides the beautiful fall leaves, the roses are making their last appearances in various locations this week. Do not miss this opportunity to see it all!Meet at the top of the […]

Free

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

$18

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are

$18

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

$18

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adults tickets are  and children tickets ages 12 and under are .

$18

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

$18

Candlelight Tours

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets ages 12 and under are .

“A Few Steps Shy of Heaven” — An Evening of Short Plays

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Old City Cemetery is delighted to host A Few Steps Shy of Heaven, an evening of short plays performed outdoors on the arboretum grounds.  The five historically inspired dramas are all set in England between 1813 and 1914.  The series is authored by local playwright Claire Wittman and directed by five gifted artists from the Lynchburg theatre community.  Sponsored through […]

$10

“A Few Steps Shy of Heaven” — An Evening of Short Plays

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Old City Cemetery is delighted to host A Few Steps Shy of Heaven, an evening of short plays performed outdoors on the arboretum grounds.  The five historically inspired dramas are all set in England between 1813 and 1914.  The series is authored by local playwright Claire Wittman and directed by five gifted artists from the Lynchburg theatre community.  Sponsored through […]

$10

20th Annual Antique Rose Festival

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Please join us for a 3-day celebration of heirloom roses!Friday, May 85:00–8:00 p.m.  Premium Rose PresaleHere's your chance to have first pick from our rare rose inventory, fresh from the greenhouse. Drop in any time between 5 and 8.Due to health concerns, the Doug Seidel lecture and reception has been canceled. We will bring Doug back […]

Rose Pruning Workshop

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Learn the basics of pruning roses in this hands-on workshop led by Cemetery Rosarian Kaye Moomaw. Come join us Saturday, February 28 or Wednesday, February 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration required.This workshop was originally scheduled for February 21 but it had to be postponed due to inclement weather!   

$15

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

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