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Cemetery Center

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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.

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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$2.50 - $5.00

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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$2.50 - $5.00

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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$10.00

Parents and their children are invited to search for unique buildings, tombstones, plants. animals, and other objects and take photos at each spot.  Return to Cemetery Center for the opportunity to win prizes! More details to come. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the event 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

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$2.50 - $5.00

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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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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401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

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