Taught by botanical artist Linda Murphy; class for children (ages 8-12 years) and their parent. $15 for one child & parent, $5 for each additional child Advance reservation required* GET TICKETS
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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