The entrance to Old City Cemetery is located at the corner of Fourth and Taylor Streets in downtown Lynchburg. For GPS directions, use “401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24501” or this link: https://goo.gl/maps/cYXC7wZA7UB2. If you get lost, please call the Cemetery Center at (434) 847–1465.
The Cemetery Grounds are open for Memorial Day, however, the Cemetery Office is closed for the holiday.
The Cemetery grounds are open to the public every day of the year, dawn to dusk, free of charge. Unless ice, snow, or other weather-related conditions make the driveway impassable, the Cemetery gates are always open between dawn and dusk.
The Cemetery Center is currently closed in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders 53 and 55. We hope to re-open on June 11th. Should orders and guidelines change, we will update our information and policy.
The Mourning Museum is currently closed in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders 53 and 55. We hope to re-open on June 11th. Should orders and guidelines change, we will update our information and policy.
The Pest House, Hearse House, Station House, and Chapel are open all day for self-guided exterior tours, using brochures and audio recordings.
The Southern Memorial Association does not currently give guided tours of the Old City Cemetery on a regular, daily basis. Guided tours are by appointment only, and there is a charge; see our Guided Tours page for more information. Also, don’t forget to check the Calendar of Events for a listing of our exciting monthly programs and guided walking tours of the Cemetery. We are not currently offering guided tours due to COVID-19. Our hope and plan is to resume guided tours after June 10th when the Stay at Home Order is lifted. You may schedule tours for after this date. Should orders and guidelines change, we will update our information and policy.
The Cemetery offers more than a dozen “quick guide” brochures highlighting different aspects of the history and horticulture of the Cemetery for self-guided tours. Brochures are available, free of charge, at the Lynchburg Visitors Center, Cemetery Gatehouse (Fourth & Taylor Streets), Cemetery Center, and in brochure boxes throughout the Cemetery.
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