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February 2015

Rose Pruning Workshop

February 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$15

Learn the basics of pruning roses in this hands-on workshop led by Cemetery Rosarian Kaye Moomaw. Come join us Saturday, February 28 or Wednesday, February 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration required.This workshop was originally scheduled for February 21 but it had to be postponed due to inclement weather!   

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May 2015

20th Annual Antique Rose Festival

May 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - May 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for a 3-day celebration of heirloom roses!Friday, May 85:00–8:00 p.m.  Premium Rose PresaleHere's your chance to have first pick from our rare rose inventory, fresh from the greenhouse. Drop in any time between 5 and 8.Due to health concerns, the Doug Seidel lecture and reception has been canceled. We will bring Doug back later in the year or next spring. Stay tuned! Saturday, May 99:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  Antique Rose Sale10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Guided Rose Walks Led by…

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July 2015

“A Few Steps Shy of Heaven” — An Evening of Short Plays

July 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

Old City Cemetery is delighted to host A Few Steps Shy of Heaven, an evening of short plays performed outdoors on the arboretum grounds.  The five historically inspired dramas are all set in England between 1813 and 1914.  The series is authored by local playwright Claire Wittman and directed by five gifted artists from the Lynchburg theatre community.  Sponsored through the generosity of Pat Hutto and the Ploughcroft Tea Room, all proceeds from this theatrical fundraiser will go to benefit the continued preservation of Old…

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“A Few Steps Shy of Heaven” — An Evening of Short Plays

July 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

Old City Cemetery is delighted to host A Few Steps Shy of Heaven, an evening of short plays performed outdoors on the arboretum grounds.  The five historically inspired dramas are all set in England between 1813 and 1914.  The series is authored by local playwright Claire Wittman and directed by five gifted artists from the Lynchburg theatre community.  Sponsored through the generosity of Pat Hutto and the Ploughcroft Tea Room, all proceeds from this theatrical fundraiser will go to benefit the continued preservation of Old…

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October 2015

Candlelight Tours

October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets ages 12 and under are .

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Candlelight Tours

October 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

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Candlelight Tours

October 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adults tickets are  and children tickets ages 12 and under are .

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Candlelight Tours

October 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

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Candlelight Tours

October 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are

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Candlelight Tours

October 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

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Autumn Afternoon in the Gravegarden

October 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join former Executive Director Bruce Christian for a guided walking tour highlighting the history and horticulture on the grounds near the peak of fall color. Besides the beautiful fall leaves, the roses are making their last appearances in various locations this week. Do not miss this opportunity to see it all!Meet at the top of the hill, at the Taylor Street entrance gates. Join us for fall refreshments afterwards at the Cemetery Center.This is a free event, open to the public. 

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Candlelight Tours

October 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

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Candlelight Tours

October 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 1, adult tickets are and children tickets for ages 12 and under are .

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December 2015

Holiday Open House

December 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The Cemetery’s Pest House, Mourning Museum, and Chapel will be open to the public and decorated for the holidays with greenery from the Cemetery grounds. Drop in the Cemetery Center for hot cider and cookies and last minute gifts. Everything in the Gift Shop is 20% off during the Open House! Unique gifts include packets of Cemetery seeds and discounted gift baskets.Please call (434) 847-1465 for more information. 

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March 2016

“Trees: Our Past and Our Future”

March 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Naturalist Kathie Driscoll in discovering the amazing stories behind some of Virginia's oldest trees.  You'll learn about some of the problems urban trees are facing and about communities that have gone to great lengths to protect them.  Afterwards discover how the trees at Old City Cemetery are rooted in our past and yet branch out to the future.

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April 2016

Paint Out Lynchburg!

April 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Paint Out Lynchburg! April 29, 30 and May 1, 2016 The Lynchburg Art Club welcomes you to a weekend of painting “in the open air!” Beautiful architecture, flower gardens, and a lively downtown by the James River characterize this historic city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Bring your easel and paints and be inspired by the unique and scenic city of Lynchburg, Virginia! Enjoy a “plein air” demonstration, participate in a “quick paint” competition, enjoy opportunities to exhibit,…

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May 2016

21st Annual Antique Rose Festival

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - May 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Stop and Smell the Roses!Looking for a unique Mother's Day gift? Think roses! ...or bring Mom to the Cemetery to enjoy our extensive heirloom rose collection at the beginning of its peak of bloom. Bring a picnic lunch for a special dining experience. Festival ScheduleFriday, May 6, 2016 5:00–8:00 p.m. - Pre-Sale Get the best selection of this year's inventory!  Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. - Official Rose Festival Day Roses for Sale, Guided Rose Tours, Planting & Fertilizing Demos, Kids'…

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Memorial Day Bird Walk and Count

May 30, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally during the peak of the bird population.  Bring your binoculars.Special note, the Lynchburg Bird Club meets at the Cemetery every third Thursday in the month, at 8:30 a.m., March-November to enjoy a bird identifying walk!  Anyone may join the group!

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June 2016

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning. 

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning. 

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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July 2016

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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August 2016

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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September 2016

Bawdy Ladies of 19th-Century Lynchburg

September 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 On Sunday, September 21, local historian Nancy Weiland will lead a guided walking tour to the gravesites of some of Lynchburg’s colorful “sporting ladies” buried in Old City Cemetery.  More than a dozen bawdy women are buried there, and Weiland will share their personal stories, along with fascinating details about the thriving business of prostitution in Lynchburg in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Cemetery’s bawdy ladies lived and worked in the city’s infamous red-light districts, Buzzard Roost (near the…

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October 2016

Candlelight Tours

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

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Candlelight Tours

October 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

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Candlelight Tours

October 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

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Candlelight Tours

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

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Candlelight Tours

October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details. 

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Candlelight Tours

October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details. 

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Autumn Afternoon in the Gravegarden

October 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Casual guided walking tour highlights history and horticulture on the grounds near the peak of fall color. 

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Candlelight Tours

October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

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Candlelight Tours

October 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

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Candlelight Tours

October 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale September 1. Visit gravegarden.org for more details.

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February 2017

Call For Volunteers

February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

No experience is required, but potential Old City Cemetery volunteers should have a love of history, historic preservation, or horticulture, and enjoy working with the public.The Cemetery needs volunteers who are able to share their time and talents as tour guides or gardeners. Tour guides are instructed on Cemetery general history, with options to specialize in one location.  General gardening is an organized Wednesday activity with a group.  Depending on the needs of the week, the gardeners accompany staff to different…

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Call For Volunteers

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

No experience is required, but potential Old City Cemetery volunteers should have a love of history, historic preservation, or horticulture, and enjoy working with the public.The Cemetery needs volunteers who are able to share their time and talents as tour guides or gardeners. Tour guides are instructed on Cemetery general history, with options to specialize in one location.  General gardening is an organized Wednesday activity with a group.  Depending on the needs of the week, the gardeners accompany staff to different…

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March 2017

“Help Our Pollinators” Nature Walk with Shannon Brennan

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are in trouble!  Shannon Brennan will lead a casual walk to find the plants that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, while discussing steps we can take to help out the insects and animals critical to our food supply. Please meet Shannon at the Cemetery Center at 9:00 A.M. to explore the grounds.  Free and open to the public.

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May 2017

Memorial Day Bird Walk and Count

May 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally during the peak of the bird population. Rain or shine.  Bring your binoculars. Special note, the Lynchburg Bird Club meets at the Cemetery every third Thursday in the month, at 8:30 a.m., March-November to enjoy a bird identifying walk!  Anyone may join the group!

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June 2017

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.  Every week a different staff member or volunteer will guide the group making each week a different tour!

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July 2017

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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August 2017

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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October 2017

Candlelight Tours

October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 13–14, 19–21, 26–28  10th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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December 2017

Holiday Open House

December 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The Cemetery’s five historic museums and Comfort House will be open to the public and decorated for the holidays with seasonal greenery. All gift shop merchandise will be 25% off during the open house. Stop by the Cemetery Center for hot cider and cookies and last minute gifts.     Dr. Charles Driscoll will be here between 1:00-3:00 pm, signing his newly released book, “Ring the Fire Bell!.” Please call (434) 847-1465 for more information.      

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February 2018

Rose Pruning Workshop

February 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$20.00

Does the thought of pruning your roses give ya nightmares? Come join us at Old City Cemetery as we “demystify” those rose pruning chores. Learn how to prune climbing, shrub, teas, and miniature roses so they bloom more prolifically in the spring. This is a hands on workshop. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and gardening, we will be outside in the elements.  If you have hand pruners and work gloves, please bring them.  The cost is $20; please call…

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May 2018

Memorial Day Bird Walk & Count

May 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally.  Bring Binoculars.

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July 2018

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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August 2018

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

LAST TOUR this season of casual guided walking tours, highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds on Saturday morning.

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October 2018

Candlelight Tours

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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May 2019

5th Street Construction ROSE SALE!

May 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

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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Memorial Day Bird Walk and Count

May 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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July 2019

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual walking tours of Old City Cemetery every Saturday highlighting historical and horticultural points of interest on the grounds. Meet at Gatehouse. Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, Virginia. 5th St is OPEN up to our entrance! Carefully drive around the construction roadblock on 5th St. & Fillmore/Pierce Streets. 10:00 a.m. Free and open to the public.  

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual walking tours of Old City Cemetery every Saturday highlighting historical and horticultural points of interest on the grounds. Meet at Gatehouse. Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, Virginia. 5th St is OPEN up to our entrance! Carefully drive around the construction roadblock on 5th St. & Fillmore/Pierce Streets. 10:00 a.m. Free and open to the public.  

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August 2019

Summer Saturday History Tours

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual walking tours of Old City Cemetery every Saturday highlighting historical and horticultural points of interest on the grounds. Meet at Gatehouse. Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, Virginia. Meet just inside the Taylor St main gate. Free and open to the public  

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Summer Saturday History Tours

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Casual walking tours of Old City Cemetery every Saturday highlighting historical and horticultural points of interest on the grounds. Meet just inside the Taylor St entrance. Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, Virginia. 10:00 AM  Free and open to the public.  

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October 2019

Autumn Afternoon in the Gravegarden

October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This casual guided walking tour will be led by Bruce Christian and highlight history, horticulture, and other points of interest on the grounds near the peak of fall color. Meet at the Cemetery Center    

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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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