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401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

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.

December 2020

Holiday Open House

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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OCC is excited to hold a Holiday Open House where there will be deals on many items in the Gift Shop as well as book signings of our Florilegium of Roses (by Tica Sydnor & Linda Murphy), a new biography of Dr. John Jay Terrell (by Dr. Charles Driskall), and the Lynchburg favorite Goodnight Lynchburg (by Richard Loving). This will be a great time to meet the authors and do some holiday shopping.

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April 2021

In-Person Rose Sale Begins

April 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come peruse more than 100 varieties of antique and heirloom roses for sale at OCC and take home some new garden treasures.

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May 2021

Rose Symposium Part 1 – Cemetery Roses: How it All Began

May 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$30.00 - $50.00

Come hear Jane White, Jessica Ward, and Mina Wood talk about the early days of roses at OCC and how the collection grew over the years. Pastries, coffee, and a rose walk are included. Come to one part of the symposium for $30 or both parts for $50.

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Rose Symposium Part 2

May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$30.00 - $50.00

Come learn about roses through the ages and how to best use roses in your landscaping. Pastries, coffee, and a rose walk are included. Come to one part of the symposium for $30 or both parts for $50.

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Learn to Draw Flowers – 11:00-11:45

May 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come learn how to draw flowers from botanical artist Linda Murphy! This class is designed for children 7 to 13 years old and their parents/chaperone. The first class is offered from 10:00-10:45, and the second class is offered from 11:00-11:45. $15 for one child and parent; $5 for each additional child.

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June 2021

Saturday Morning Tours

June 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Join us for a walking tour of Old City Cemetery ranging in topics from early mayors of the city to symbolism on the gravestones and everything in between, or join us for one of our talks in the reading room with special guests. Keep watching the OCC Events page to see new tours as they are periodically added. 

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September 2021

Candlelight Tours Tickets Go on Sale

September 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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More information and details to come as the event nears.

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May 2021

Learn to Draw Flowers – 10:00-10:45

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$5.00 - $15.00

Come learn how to draw flowers from botanical artist Linda Murphy! This class is designed for children 7 to 13 years old and their parents/chaperone. The first class is offered from 10:00-10:45, and the second class is offered from 11:00-11:45. $15 for one child and parent; $5 for each additional child.

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Learn to Draw Flowers – 11:00-11:45

May 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
$5.00 - $15.00

Come learn how to draw flowers from botanical artist Linda Murphy! This class is designed for children 7 to 13 years old and their parents/chaperone. The first class is offered from 10:00-10:45, and the second class is offered from 11:00-11:45. $15 for one child and parent; $5 for each additional child.

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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.

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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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