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May 2019

Mother’s Day Rose Walk 

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rose expert Bruce Christian will lead a special tour of our Cemetery roses.  He will share stories and tips on raising roses like Baltimore Belle, Rosa Rugosa, Aviateur Bieriot, Peggy Martin, the Yellow Rose of Texas and more. 

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5th Street Construction ROSE SALE!

May 16 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 3:00 pm
Cemetery Grounds

WE ARE OPEN  DURING 5th ST. CONSTRUCTION -  SALE! All Remaining Roses NOW 25% OFF All Remaining Roses NOW 25% OFF Rose Sale Will Continue Through June 2nd, 2019  9 am-3 pm Monday - Saturday,    & 1-5 pm Sunday Please join us for our sale of heirloom roses.  Over 350 varieties of old garden roses, many of which are ancestors of modern roses, are planted along both sides of the historic brick wall and scattered throughout our 27 acres. …

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Ask a Rosarian! 5th St Construction 25% Off Sale Continues…

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Do you have questions about growing antique roses? Rosarian Kaye Moomaw will be available to answer your rose questions and assist you with your purchase of any of our 75+ varieties of roses currently for sale.  All roses and gift baskets are 25% OFF until June 2nd.

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Ask a Rosarian! 5th St Construction 25% Off Sale Continues…

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Do you have questions about growing antique roses? Rosarian Kaye Moomaw will be available to answer your rose questions and assist you with your purchase of our any of our 75+ varieties of roses currently for sale.  All roses and gift baskets are 25% OFF until June 2nd.  

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Decoration Day

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Confederate Section

Bring cut flowers from home to lay on veterans graves.  A local tradition since 1866.  

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Memorial Day Bird Walk and Count

May 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Cemetery Grounds
Free

On Monday, May 27, at 8:30 a.m., please join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally. The activity starts at the top of the hill by the Taylor Street entrance. Participants do not have to be bird experts; only have an interest in birds. This is a great activity for families with young children who are early risers. Hopefully, the group will spot the indigo bunting that has already been seen this year! Wear comfortable shoes and…

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June 2019

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Grounds

June, July, August - Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery                      Special walking tours of Old City Cemetery every Saturday highlighting points of interest on the grounds. Meet at Gatehouse. Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg. 10:00 a.m. Free and open to the public.   Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN -Flags of Our Fathers’ – Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$8

Join our historian for a guided walking tour that highlights the history of the flags that America's soldiers have fought under and place those flags on the appropriate Veterans' graves. Begins at the Cemetery Center $8 Adults, $4 Kids, $5 Srs.64+

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Grounds

June, July, August - Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery                      Special walking tours of Old City Cemetery every Saturday highlighting points of interest on the grounds. Meet at Gatehouse. Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg. 10:00 a.m. Free and open to the public.   Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.  

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Proper Victorian Mourning Etiquette & Traditions

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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$8

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery                       A Special Mourning walking tour of Old City Cemetery highlighting proper Victorian Mourning Etiquette & Traditions in the Cemetery Center & on the grounds. Meet at the Cemetery Center,  Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg 10:00 a.m.$8 for Adults, $4 for kids, $5 for Srs 64+  

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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

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