Old City Cemetery

 

Established in 1806, Old City Cemetery is the oldest municipal cemetery in Virginia still in use today. A village of five small museums helps to tell the stories of the diverse population of nearly 20,000 buried here. The grounds are also filled with hundreds of varieties of native and heirloom plants, including the largest public collection of antique roses in the state of Virginia. Old City Cemetery is an extraordinary 27-acre public garden. With more than 33,000 visitors annually, it is the most visited historic site in the City today.

The Southern Memorial Association, founded in 1866, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to manage, preserve, and interpret the Old City Cemetery, or Old Methodist Cemetery, of Lynchburg, including its graves and gravemarkers, archives, museums, and horticulture.

 

Established in 1806, Old City Cemetery is the oldest municipal cemetery in Virginia still in use today. A village of five small museums helps to tell the stories of the diverse population of nearly 20,000 buried here. The grounds are also filled with hundreds of varieties of native and heirloom plants, including the largest public collection of antique roses in the state of Virginia. Old City Cemetery is an extraordinary 27-acre public garden. With more than 33,000 visitors annually, it is the most visited historic site in the City today.

The Southern Memorial Association, founded in 1866, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to manage, preserve, and interpret the Old City Cemetery, or Old Methodist Cemetery, of Lynchburg, including its graves and gravemarkers, archives, museums, and horticulture.

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