Visit the Gravegarden. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Old City Cemetery is an extraordinary 27-acre public garden, “history park,” and wedding venue located in the heart of Lynchburg, Virginia. Despite being an active place of burial and remembrance, it is one of the busiest and most popular attractions in the City.
About. Get directions 401 Taylor Street. 24501. Coordinates: 37.41472, -79.15667. www.gravegarden.org/. 434-847-1465. Cemetery ID: 1970115.
The Old City Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is the oldest municipal (city-owned) cemetery still in use today in the state of Virginia, and one of the oldest such burial grounds in the United States. Since the 1990s it has been operated as a history park and arboretum, in addition to being an active cemetery.
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. View Website. Established in 1806, this restored public cemetery is a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretive plaques, signage, and brochures are available throughout the 27-acre site.
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.” If you get lost, please call the Cemetery Center at (434) 847–1465.
The Old City Cemetery, established in 1806, is one of the oldest public cemeteries in the United States still in use today. Mayors and other prominent civic leaders, along with the city’s indigent and “strangers,” are among the estimated 18,000 people buried here.
Old City Cemetery Museums and Arboretum, Lynchburg, Virginia. 4,963 likes · 105 talking about this · 4,529 were here. Established in 1806, Old City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Virginia...
118-0027 Old City Cemetery. *Click on image to enlarge. This public burying ground in the heart of the city was opened in 1806 on land donated by John Lynch, founder of Lynchburg. First known as the Methodist Cemetery, it was bounded by a brick wall in 1827.
900 Church Street. Lynchburg, Virginia 24504. M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. 434-856-2489.
Who You’ll Find. Throughout the centuries, the Old City Cemetery has housed the final remains of individuals from all backgrounds. Here are some gravesites you may come across: First townspeople and the original settlers. Notable Lynchburg Citizens, like Lottie Stratton and Maria Wilson.