1. Oldest part of the Cemetery contains lovely iron work enclosures for family
plots, as well as the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers, early mayors, and civic
2. Family Plots
3. Pathway to Pride This pathway is a monument to the rich history of the African American community, and the over 13,000 African American people buried here.
4. Antique Roses are planted along both sides of the 800′ Old Brick Wall, and are
representative of rose history from before 1581 through the 20th century.
5. Confederate Section contains the graves of over 2200 soldiers from 14 states.
Informational tablets at entrance explain Lynchburg’s role as a hospital center
during the Civil War, and a kiosk lists names and locations of all those buried there.
6. Pest House Medical Museum The two room restored building depicts conditions in
Lynchburg’s “House of Pestilence” during the Civil War, as well as a recreation of
the medical office of Lynchburg’s beloved country doctor, John J. Terrell.
7. Cemetery Center houses a museum of American mourning customs and artifacts, burial records in the office of the Southern Memorial Association, a gift shop, and public handicapped-accessible restrooms. The Lee Reading Room, Taylor Conservatory, and Christian Vault are on the lower level.
8. Bee Hives Our bee hives are kept healthy by OCC staff and volunteers, and produce our “Died & Gone To Heaven” honey, for sale in our gift shop!
9. Goats Say hi to Morris, (black and white) Sampson (spotted ears) and Baxter
(solid brown ears). They LOVE peanuts!
10. Original Potter’s Field Monument was built in 1994 to honor numerous citizens
buried in this area during the 20th century, leaving no memorial after them.
11. Hearse House and Caretakers’ Museum contains the turn-of-the-century hearse
owned by Diuguid Funeral Home, the second oldest undertaking establishment
in Virginia. Also on display is a Lynchburg-made Thornhill Wagon, many hand
tools used to care for the Cemetery, and an exhibit of Cemetery grave markers
and gravestone carvers.
12. Old Potter’s Field memorial enclosure honors the citizens buried in this area
from about 1960 to 1994. Many names are listed on tablets; others are unknown.
13. Scatter Garden For Animals
14. Pollinator Garden Over 700 native plants, plus necessary water and shelter, offer pollinators everything they need to be happy and healthy!
16. Lotus Pond and Butterfly Garden include man-made and natural conditions to attract butterflies during the summer months.
17. Station House Museum was the C&O Railway Station at Stapleton, Amherst Co., Virginia, from 1898 to 1937. It was reconstructed here to interpret Lynchburg and Cemetery railroad history during WWI.
18. Scatter Garden contains cremated remains of Lynchburg citizens and is in active use.
19. Comfort House meeting room
20. Bicentennial Chapel for weddings and events, & Columbarium for the interment of ashes
21. New Potter’s Field is still in active use for indigent citizens of Lynchburg.
22. Site of Civil War Quartermaster’s Glanders Stable Exhibit
23. Kids’ Haven Memorial Swing
24. Earley Memorial Shrub Garden contains over 150 old fashioned flowering
shrubs, small trees, and an antique daffodil collection, as well as a number of structural relics from Lynchburg’s architectural history.