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October 2019

Candlelight Tours 7:10 pm

October 18, 2019 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:50 pm

October 18, 2019 @ 7:50 pm - 9:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 8:10 pm

October 18, 2019 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:10 pm

October 19, 2019 @ 6:10 pm - 7:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:30 pm

October 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:50 pm

October 19, 2019 @ 6:50 pm - 8:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:10 pm

October 19, 2019 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:30 pm

October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:50 pm

October 19, 2019 @ 7:50 pm - 9:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 8:10 pm

October 19, 2019 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:10 pm

October 24, 2019 @ 6:10 pm - 7:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:50 pm

October 24, 2019 @ 6:50 pm - 8:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:50 pm

October 24, 2019 @ 7:50 pm - 9:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:10 pm

October 25, 2019 @ 6:10 pm - 7:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:30 pm

October 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:50 pm

October 25, 2019 @ 6:50 pm - 8:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:10 pm

October 25, 2019 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:50 pm

October 25, 2019 @ 7:50 pm - 9:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 8:10 pm

October 25, 2019 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:10 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 6:10 pm - 7:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:30 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 6:50 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 6:50 pm - 8:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:10 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:30 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 7:50 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 7:50 pm - 9:10 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Candlelight Tours 8:10 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 8:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Tours are given at night by lantern and candlelight throughout the Cemetery- you will walk about one mileSix true stories from local history on each tourStories are performed by professional actors in period costumeAll new stories every year—no-repeat charactersAll six stories are written by professional scriptwritersTours conclude with refreshments and a special exhibit of historical documents used to write scriptsAll proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Old City Cemetery (a non-profit organization)

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Autumn Afternoon in the Gravegarden

October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This casual guided walking tour will be led by Bruce Christian and highlight history, horticulture, and other points of interest on the grounds near the peak of fall color. Meet at the Cemetery Center    

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November 2019

Come Meet the 3 New Kids! Nov 14, 10:30 – 12 noon

November 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

                  We have added three very friendly goats to our herd - Morris, Baxter & Sampson  The goats live behind the Cemetery Center and you can visit them anytime the Cemetery gates are open dawn to dusk. Come meet them! Come Thursday, Nov 14, between 10:30-12 noon to pet them. Rain Cancels

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Come Meet the 3 New Kids! Friday, Nov 15, 3:30 – 5 pm

November 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

                  We have added three new very friendly goats to our herd - Morris, Baxter & Sampson Come meet them! The goats live behind the Cemetery Center and you can visit them dawn to dusk when the Cemetery gates are open. Come Friday, Nov 15, between 3:30 - 5 pm to pet them. Rain Cancels

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December 2019

Holiday Open House

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

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Wreaths Across America

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    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…

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January 2020

Finding Your Roots – Genealogy for Everyone

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Suzanne Conerway of Crowley, Texas will share how to research your family treeSuzanne Conerway of Crowley, Texas will share how to research your family tree and offer helpful tips for seeking and documenting family ancestors.  She will share her story of finding family history throughout the United States and in Lynchburg at Old City Cemetery.Co-sponsored by the Legacy Museum of African American History

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February 2020

Valentine’s Concert

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bicentennial Chapel, Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor St, 401 Taylor St
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Valentine’s Concert by oboist William P. Parrish, Jr. & pianist Claudia Jones Patterson.Valentine’s Concert by oboist William P. Parrish, Jr. & pianist Claudia Jones Patterson. 3 pm, Sunday, February 9, 2020Bring your Valentine for some heartfelt gospel, classical and jazz music.The concert will be in the Chapel at Old City CemeterySeating is limited, purchase tickets here or call for more information 10-3 pm, Monday-Saturday 434) 847-1465Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 2:15 pm the day of…

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Why and How I Wrote About Tinbridge Hill, by DuBois Miller

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
OCC, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
Free

Educator and author DuBois Miller will inspire and enlighten with stories of his life growing up in Lynchburg. 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.

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April 2020

Annual Antique ROSE SALE Fundraiser

April 23 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 3:00 pm

Join us online for our Annual Antique Rose Sale Fundraiser.  We will have over 120 varieties of antique roses for sale as one, two and three-year-old plants, rooted from Old City Cemetery's antique rose collection.  The sale will also include a small number of antique roses curated from select growers of old roses, as well as peonies and perennials. This is the largest sale of antique rose varieties in the Mid-Atlantic area.  This sale will continue through May 31st, during…

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June 2020

What is OCC? – Walking Tour

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn the history of Old City Cemetery and hear the stories of some of the people buried here who impacted their communities.   *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.      

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Walking with Pride: African American History at OCC

June 20 @ 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. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.  

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Lynchburg and Old City Cemetery in the Civil War

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come learn about Lynchburg’s and Old City Cemetery’s role in the American Civil War and hear the stories of some of those involved who were laid to rest here at OCC. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.  

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July 2020

Lynchburg at War

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come learn about Lynchburg during various times of war and hear the stories of veterans from every major conflict from the American Revolution to Vietnam who are buried here at OCC. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.  

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Walking with Pride: African American History at OCC

July 11 @ 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. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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Family Fun Scavenger Hunt

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Join us July 18 for a scavenger hunt that is fun for the whole family! This fun and educational scavenger hunt will take families through OCC’s 27 acres and get kids thinking about history, nature, art, and even a little math! While the scavenger hunt is geared towards elementary-aged kids, they will need the help and photography skills of an older sibling or parents. The hunt will begin at the Cemetery Center where rules for the hunt will be explained…

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What is OCC? – Walking Tour

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come learn the history of Old City Cemetery and hear the stories of some of the people buried here who impacted their communities and generations to come. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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August 2020

Rock Painting at OCC

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grounds in front of Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Every time we go out on the grounds, we find new painted rocks that are hidden and travel all across the city. Come join us on August 1 to paint your own rocks and then hide them around the cemetery. All supplies will be provided. Tickets are $10 per family/group. *This event will be held outdoors weather permitting. Should we have to hold the event indoors, masks will be required.

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Walking with Pride: African American History at OCC

August 8 @ 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. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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Stone Carving: Yesteryear and Today

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Come hear local stone carver and memorial craftsman, Mike Baer, tell the story of how his grandfather taught him the trade and how stone carving has evolved over the years. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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Lynchburg and Old City Cemetery in the Civil War

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come learn about Lynchburg’s and Old City Cemetery’s role in the American Civil War and hear the stories of some of those involved who were laid to rest here at OCC. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.    

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What is OCC? – Walking Tour

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Come learn the history of Old City Cemetery and hear the stories of some of the people buried here who impacted their communities and generations to come. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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September 2020

Walking with Pride: African American History at OCC

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

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. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.  

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Cemetery Celebrities

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come learn about some of the most notable “residents” of Old City Cemetery and learn how these famous, and perhaps at times infamous, people shaped the Hill City. This tour will be concentrated in the historic first acre of OCC and will cover topics such as early mayors of the city and some of the ladies of Buzzards Roost. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those…

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Lynchburg and OCC in the Civil War

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Come learn about Lynchburg’s and Old City Cemetery’s role in the American Civil War and hear the stories of some of those involved who were laid to rest here at OCC. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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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

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