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October 2020

2020 Candlelight Tours Film

October 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
$10.00

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…

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June 2021

Saturday Morning Tours

June 12 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Join us for a walking tour of Old City Cemetery ranging in topics from early mayors of the city to symbolism on the gravestones and everything in between, or join us for one of our talks in the reading room with special guests. Keep watching the OCC Events page to see new tours as they are periodically added. 

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Walking with Pride: African American History at OCC

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come learn about Old City Cemetery’s rich African American history and hear the stories of educators, businessmen, musicians, and many more who fought for civil rights and equality.

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Walking with Pride: African American History at OCC

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
$2.50 - $5.00

Come learn about Old City Cemetery’s rich African American history and hear the stories of educators, businessmen, musicians, and many more who fought for civil rights and equality.

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September 2021

Candlelight Tours Tickets Go on Sale

September 16 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Purchase your tickets for this Lynchburg fall-time favorite! Ticket sales begin at 6:00am at https://www.gravegarden.org/events/

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October 2021

Candlelight Tours

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Cemetery Grounds, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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More information, details, and ticketing information will be available as the event nears.

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November 2021

Thanksgiving in the Victorian Era

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$2.50 - $5.00

Join us for a talk on how Thanksgiving as we know it began, not with the Pilgrims, but during the Civil War and how the traditions we know today developed through the Victorian Era.

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December 2021

Wreaths Across America

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cemetery Grounds, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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More information and details will be added as the event nears.

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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.

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