Lynchburg’s Previous Metropolis Cemetery to host annual Candlelight Excursions

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A preferred attraction is returning to Lynchburg’s Previous Metropolis Cemetery simply in time for the spooky season.

Tickets at the moment are on sale for this yr’s Candlelight Excursions.

It’s thought-about a “living-history program” with actors portraying people among the many gravestones over the previous 200 years, together with slaves, civil struggle nurses, and enterprise homeowners.

Denise McDonald, the manager director, stated the occasion is a good way to reconnect with tales that formed at the moment’s group.

“If we don’t know the place we’ve been, how are we going to know the place we’re going? So, right here we hear the tales of individuals wealthy and poor, black and white, all walks of life,” stated McDonald.

The Candlelight Excursions bought out the previous three years, and so they bought greater than 700 tickets once they went on sale Thursday morning.

There will likely be six guided excursions on every of the 9 nights, from Oct. 6 to Oct. 22, on the Previous Metropolis Cemetery.

You should purchase tickets to this yr’s Candlelight Excursions right here.

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