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Candlelight Tours 7:10 pm

October 24, 2020 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery – you will walk about one mile
Six true stories from local history on each tour
Stories are performed by professional actors in period costume
All new stories every year—no repeat scripts
All six stories are written by professional scriptwriters
Tours conclude with refreshments, and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scripts will be available virtually
All proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

Bring a Mask and a Flashlight and get ready for an evening of fun and history!

*Due to COVID-19 and limited indoor space:
  • We will not be offering a rain-route or rain-day this year. However, this year’s Candlelight Tours will be professionally recorded, and the video will be sent to you should your tour be canceled due to rain.
  • Masks will be required during the tours.
  • A waiver that will be sent to you upon purchase of tickets must be signed before the tour.


Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

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