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Join us at Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg's #1 Tourist Destination, for rose-related programming through the month of May, plus the largest selection of antique roses available for purchase on the east coast! Check out the events schedule below! 

As inventory dwindles, we are no longer able to maintain our online catalogue. To shop for roses, simply come down to Old City Cemetery at 401 Taylor Street in Lynchburg between the hours of 10am and 3pm, and we would be happy to assist!

29th Annual

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Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum     434.847.1465

2024 Rose Festival Event Schedule

Please note - some events require advanced registration and/or tickets. Click on the event you are interested in for more info.

Join Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum in Lynchburg, VA for rose and garden-related programming through the month of May! Antique roses will be available for sale on our grounds throughout the month as well. The link to view and order roses will be available on April 25. Check back for updates. 
Old City Cemetery hosts many events throughout the year! To see what else we have going on, click HERE.

Thank You to our Generous Corporate Sponsors!


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Lynchburg Garden Club

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Thank You to our Generous Individual Donors!

Amy & Ray Dinstel

Robin & Rick Loving

Laura & Scott Hengerer

Kathy & David Firth




Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum was established in 1806 as Lynchburg's first (and only) burial ground. More than 20,000 people rest here on our grounds, and from every walk of life. Though still an active cemetery and place of remembrance, our focus is on the historical preservation of our grounds, history & horticultural education, and community outreach and engagement. The Southern Memorial Association is a 501c3 non profit and manages the history, records, research, and horticultural efforts that take place here. 

The rose collection began with just 6 struggling roses which had been planted in family plots a century before and had managed to survive the neglect and devastation of the decades preceding the 1980s. Through the vision of Jane White and Rosarian Carl Cato, the rose collection was restored and expanded to represent a history of roses that now features over 200 varieties.

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Contact Us

For More Information, Call the Cemetery Center at (434) 847 - 1465

or email

Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum

401 Taylor Street

Lynchburg, VA 24501


Mon - Sat 10am - 3pm

Sunday - 1pm - 5pm

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