Visiting the Cemetery


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:  If you get lost, please call the Cemetery Center at (434) 847–1465.

Cemetery Hours

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.

Office Hours

The Cemetery Center is open and staff members are available Monday through Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Museum Hours

The Victorian Mourning Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

The Pest House, Hearse House, Station House, and Chapel are open all day for self-guided exterior tours, using brochures and audio recordings. These buildings are occasionally opened during tours and special events.

Guided Tours

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.

Self-Guided Tours

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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Contact Info

401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

Office: (434) 847-1465
Fax: (434) 856-2004
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