Old City Cemetery

Confederate Section, Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg
Address
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Region Central Virginia
Locality Lynchburg City
Phone: (434) 847-1465
Email karen@gravegarden.org
Old City Cemetery www.gravegarden.org

Also known as the Old Methodist Cemetery, this registered historic landmark opened in 1806 as a public burying ground.

The 26-acre site features more than 2000 historic gravestones, monuments, and ironwork enclosures;
Butterfly Garden & Lotus Pond;
garden of 19th-century shrubs and local architectural relics;
Pest House Medical Museum, depicting conditions in a Civil War quarantine hospital;
Cemetery Center, housing an office and small museum of mourning customs;
Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum, featuring an original 1900 horse-drawn hearse and gravemarkers exhibit;
Station House Museum--an 1898 C&O Railway depot that interprets local railroad history;
and Confederate Section containing 2200 graves of Civil War soldiers from 14 states.

Significant African-American history, from slavery to integration.

Gates open daily, dawn to dusk.




Last Updated: 10/20/2014 9:39 AM
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