Events

Old City Cemetery Open House

Old City Cemetery Open House December 11 (10 AM - 3 PM) Come join us here at OCC's Cemetery Center for Christmas music, decorations, and treats from our very own award-winning "Food to Live For" cookbook! We'll have 10% discounts on all of our stocking stuffers and gifts and a special 25% off the "Food […]

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Wreaths Across America

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Join the Daughters of the American Revolution as we recognize and remember veterans from all American wars in this special holiday event. After patriotic music and remarks, guests are invited to participate in the placement of holiday wreaths on hundreds of veterans' graves all around Old City Cemetery. Don't forget to pick up your Wreath […]

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‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas

Station House Museum

Join Santa Claus and "Santa Paws" for a storytime featuring favorite holiday children's stories and have your picture taken with jolly old St. Nick himself. Bring a donation for the Lynchburg Humane Society (could be a dog bed, a toy, treats, food, or cash gift). All donations are passed along to Lynchburg Humane Society so […]

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Facebook Livestream Talk: OCC’s POW Camp Survivor

Free program! On Saturday, January 22 at 10 AM, Old City Cemetery Marketing Manager & Historian Michael Hudson will be livestreaming on Facebook a virtual talk that tells the fascinating story of one of the Cemetery's "residents" - a veteran of the Civil War and Prisoner-of-War camp survivor. Twenty-two-year-old Cornelius Gilliam enlisted as a conveyance […]

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Black History Month Salute to Dunbar H.S. Principal James W. Mozee

Cemetery Center and Bicentennial Chapel

James W. Mozee, despite all of his contributions to Lynchburg's history, did not receive a gravestone when he died. We will correct this.Pictured L-R: Jennifer Petticolas, James W. Mozee, Dee Brown Black History Month Salute to Dunbar H.S. Principal James W. Mozee Last fall at Old City Cemetery’s annual Candlelight Tours, OCC featured several people who are buried […]

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Daffodils Old & New

Cemetery Center 401 TAYLOR ST, LYNCHBURG, VA

Guided Tour: History and botany of daffodils. Come learn more about this amazing part of the Grave Garden.Take a tour of OCC’s daffodil collection! Learn the history and botany of daffodils with the VP of the American Daffodil Society, Dr. Janet Hickman. Reservations are required. $15. It’s not often that one gets the opportunity to […]

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Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

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

Learn how to graft in this 90-minute workshop and go home with two heirloom apple trees, tree care information, and a grafting knife.  Workshop taught by OCC Board member and apple enthusiast John Hoskins.

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Shrub Garden

Old City Cemetery Shrub Garden 401 TAYLOR ST, LYNCHBURG, VA

A very unique Easter egg huntCome out to OCC for an Easter egg hunt among the lovely blooms of the Earley Shrub Garden. Children will be able to trade the eggs they find for candy and other prizes. Reservations required. $5 per child with a maximum of 4 reservations per family.There will be a special […]

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Wine & Roses Garden Party

Old City Cemetery Shrub Garden 401 TAYLOR ST, LYNCHBURG, VA

Wine & Roses? What could be better?  Enjoy a glass of rose with sunset over the OCC’s 450 antique roses. Ticket 30-minute Rose Tour “My Favorite Roses” led by rose expert Lucas Peed. $60 per person with advanced ticket purchase required. Buy your tickets to this much-anticipated social event while spots are still available!

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Mother’s Day Rose Tour

Old City Cemetery 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA

Celebrate Mom with a tour of Old City Cemetery's extensive and lovely antique roses. The tour will be led by noted rosarian Bruce Christian, so attendees will be in for a real springtime treat! This is a free event, but advance registration is needed. Just give the Cemetery Center a call to reserve your spot. […]

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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.

 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