The Cemetery’s Pest House, Mourning Museum, Train Station 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, cookies, and last-minute gifts. Everything in the Gift Shop is 25% off during the Open House! Unique gifts include packets of Cemetery heirloom flower seeds, birdhouses, and garden books for the beginner and pro alike. We also have many books on local history, and cookbooks…Find out more »
The Blue Ridge and James River Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, are proud to sponsor our 12th Anniversary Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, December 14, at 12:00 noon. This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early as parking within the Cemetery is very limited and the Cemetery gates close at 11:45 a.m. This moving ceremony honors those who have served and…Find out more »
Suzanne M. Conerway of Crowley, Texas will share her experience in researching her family tree and will offer helpful tips for seeking and documenting family ancestors as she shares her story of finding family history throughout the United States and in Lynchburg at Old City Cemetery. Co-sponsored by Legacy Museum of African American History. $10. Reservations RequiredFind out more »
Valentine's concert by oboist William P. Parrish, Jr. & pianist Claudia Jones Patterson. Bring your Valentine for some heartfelt gospel, classical and jazz music. 3-4 pm, Sunday, February 9. Seating is limited. $15.Find out more »
Educator and author Dubois Miller will inspire and enlighten his audience with stories of his life growing up from humble beginnings in an African American neighborhood in Lynchburg. Co-sponsored by the Legacy Museum of African American History. $10 Reservations requiredFind 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