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. With more than 33,000 visitors annually, it is the most visited historic site in the City today. This is the old Confederate section decorated with wreaths from Maine laid at Christmas.
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.
The old building at the top of the hill is the Pest House, better known as a hospital which adjoins the Confederate section of the cemetery.
December 20th, 2018
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