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Wreaths Across America

Bicentennial Chapel Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor St, 401 Taylor St, 401 Taylor St, Lynchburg

Remember the fallen. Honor those who serve. Teach the next generation the value of freedom. It’s the mission of Wreaths Across America. You can join us by sponsoring a wreath, […]

Tales of Strange & Mysterious Deaths

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

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 […]

Unsung Heroes: Women of the Civil War

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

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 […]

Family Fun Day!

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

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 […]

Medicinal Herbs Tour

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

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


Old City Cemetery Shrub Garden 401 TAYLOR ST, LYNCHBURG

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 […]

Gardening with Roses – Rosarian Jack Stevenson

Old City Cemetery 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Old City Cemetery welcomes accomplished rosarian Jack Stevenson, of the Arlington Rose Foundation, as he presents on the care and maintenance of roses. Tickets are $15 a person and advanced […]

Evening Rose Tour

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

Join Rosarian Sue Reeves on a tour of the History & Horticulture of Antique Roses. $10/person, advance reservation required. Tickets

Mother’s Day Rose Tour – Free

Cemetery Grounds 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg

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 […]

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.


Peak of Bloom for Antique Roses: Last two weeks of May

Peak of Bloom for Lotus Pond: July and August

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Peak of Bird Population: First week of June

Peak of Butterfly Population: August

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