Take a “stroll” through Lynchburg’s historic Old City Cemetery and hear the stories of several of the Hill City’s citizens of yesteryear in OCC’s first professionally filmed version of the fall-time favorite Candlelight Tours. From the comfort of your home, learn about life and struggles during the Civil War, the thoughts of patriots in the Revolution, the fight for equality fought by Suffragettes, the details of a suspicious murder trial, and stories of beloved members of the Lynchburg community. Grab…Find out more »
OCC is excited to hold a Holiday Open House where there will be deals on many items in the Gift Shop as well as book signings of our Florilegium of Roses (by Tica Sydnor & Linda Murphy), a new biography of Dr. John Jay Terrell (by Dr. Charles Driskall), and the Lynchburg favorite Goodnight Lynchburg (by Richard Loving). This will be a great time to meet the authors and do some holiday shopping.Find out more »
Come hear Everett Godwin bring Christmas through the ages to life on the piano in the Cemetery’s Bicentennial Chapel. He will perform Christmas songs from the Colonial and Victorian eras, the mid-1900s, and modern-day. Enjoy many Christmas classics and maybe sing along to one or two.Find out more »
Join Dr. Charles Driscoll for a virtual lecture about his new biography of Dr. John Jay Terrell (1829-1922), the beloved Quaker physician of Lynchburg.Find out more »
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