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Wreaths Across America

Bicentennial Chapel Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor St, 401 Taylor St, 401 Taylor St, Lynchburg

Remember the fallen. Honor those who serve. Teach the next generation the value of freedom. It’s the mission of Wreaths Across America. You can join us by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering or partnering with us on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 16th. Old City Cemetery is home to Veterans from every conflict, from […]

Tales of Strange & Mysterious Deaths

Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Soda machine explosions, haunted self-rocking cradles, community disasters and body snatchers - there's no shortage of strange stories to tell here at Lynchburg's oldest cemetery. Join Historian Ashleigh Meyer on a gravesite tour and hear stories of the final moments of some of our residents, from the tragic, to the catastrophic, to the downright bizarre.

Unsung Heroes: Women of the Civil War

Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

From sewing uniforms, to sewing battlefield wounds, women played a critical role for the war effort on both sides of the Civil War. Judi Harvey, historian & expert on Victorian culture, leads a tour of the Old City Cemetery grounds and discusses these vital contributions, as well as what life was like for the women […]

Family Fun Day!

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

On Saturday, July 22nd from 11 - 3, join Old City Cemetery for a day of family-friendly fun, with hands-on history & horticulture activities. ALL CEMETERY BUILDINGS & EXHIBITS WILL BE OPEN! Plus, historical reenactors from the American Revolution & Civil War, Victorian-era games, living history characters at various stations on the grounds, composting, pollinator […]

Medicinal Herbs Tour

Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Join Whitney Chauta for a tour of our Herb Garden and to learn about the uses of medicinal herbs throughout history, and today! Tickets are $10 GET TICKETS


Old City Cemetery Shrub Garden 401 TAYLOR ST, LYNCHBURG

Kick off a weekend of celebration at Old City Cemetery! Back by popular demand, Lynchburg native pianist Isaac Williams & his jazz combo will perform in the Early Memorial Shrub Garden on June 16th, from 6 to 8 pm. Seating will be available under a shaded canopy. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy […]

Gardening with Roses – Rosarian Jack Stevenson

Old City Cemetery 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Old City Cemetery welcomes accomplished rosarian Jack Stevenson, of the Arlington Rose Foundation, as he presents on the care and maintenance of roses. Tickets are $15 a person and advanced registration is required. Tickets

Evening Rose Tour

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Join Rosarian Sue Reeves on a tour of the History & Horticulture of Antique Roses. $10/person, advance reservation required. Tickets

Mother’s Day Rose Tour – Free

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Rosarian Bruce Christian will guide this tour of our antique rose collection, specifically for those wonderful mothers in our lives.  Bruce is an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide, and you'll learn about the history of a number of our rose varieties, as well as their growth habit, and tips for growing your own roses.  This […]

Wine & Roses Garden Party

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Enjoy catered hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine as the sun sets over 450 antique roses, and our 27-acre gravegarden and arboretum. The roses will be in full bloom, as well as hundreds of other flowers, flowering trees and shrubs. It is truly a beautiful evening. Tickets are $85 a person, and include a […]

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.


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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