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STONE CARVING. Linwood Cemetery is not only a memorial garden to commemorate the deceased, it is also an open-air museum of the art that out lives life, left behind to celebrate all the lives lived and lost. READ ON »»

RESTORATION. Preservation of our history in the face of decay is truly a noble aim. To make sure that future generations can enjoy the serenity of the cemetery, we gladly and thankfully accept donations. READ ON »»

VOLUNTEER. Time is relentless, constantly working to erode the past. It is our duty to stave off this erosion. With so much restoration already accomplished, there is still much to be done, including the restitution of the century old Edmond Cole upright grand piano. READ ON »»


CEMETERY HOURS OF OPERATION

Gates open 7:00AM - 7:00PM daily,
Including weekends and holidays.

HISTORIC LINWOOD FOUNDATION HOURS
Mon - Thurs 9:00AM - 3:00PM daily.
Closed holidays.
upcoming events 21st Annual Linwood Fall Ramble
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 upcoming events
Contact the Foundation
~ 706.321.8285
upcoming events

June 19th, 2018

Historic Linwood Foundation Office closed

Due to damage from a fallen tree limb, the Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closed until June 25th. The cemetery will be open as usual. After the 25th, please call to see if the office is open as repairs will be underway, and we really don’t know what that will entail. The phone number is 706-321-8285. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


May 17th, 2018

Memorial Day

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will close at noon on Thursday, May 24. The office will be closed Monday, May 28 for the observance of Memorial Day. The cemetery gates will be open at 7:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm.

In case you didn’t know, the first observance of Memorial Day was here in Linwood Cemetery in 1866, after the War Between the States.

Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Country, NOT a time for shopping at the mall. We ask that you take the time to visit a cemetery and pay your respects to our fallen service members by placing an American flag on his or her grave. If it weren’t for their sacrifice, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we hold so dear today!


December 21st, 2017

Office Holiday Hours

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 2:00 pm, Thursday the 21st, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The gates to Linwood Cemetery should be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The City of Columbus is responsible for opening and closing the cemetery gates.

We wish each of you a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


November 16th, 2017

Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will be close at noon on Tuesday, November 21st for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open Monday, November 27th at 9:00 am.

The cemetery gates should be open normal hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The city of is responsible for opening the gates.


September 18th, 2017

21st Annual Linwood Fall Ramble

The 21st Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble will be held on Thursday, October 19. Entitled “The Beginning of Camp Benning,” the sunset tour will feature presentations about some of the local people involved in the establishment of Camp Benning. The theme is in celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of Fort Benning. There will also be presentations related to WWI, which was fought a hundred years ago. Following the tours, guests are invited to enjoy beverages and light hors d’oeuvres in the Old Section of the cemetery.
The tour will begin with a short introduction which will set the scene for Camp Benning’s birth and preview some of the speakers the tour-takers will hear. Ramblers will proceed with the tour, visiting the graves of Frank G. Lumpkin, John Betjeman, G. Gunby Jordan, Robert E. Dismukes, and Frank U. Garrard, all of whom played important roles in securing the establishment of the camp. Also featured will be the Busseys, Arthur and Starlight, whose land became the nucleus of the present Fort Benning. Others featured will be WWI casualties, William Slade and Ral Miller, along with Dr. William N. Carter, one of the first local victims of the Spanish flu, which reached epidemic proportions during the war. Finally, the ramblers will hear about Anna Caroline Benning, daughter of General Henry Benning, for whom the camp (and later, fort) was named.
Tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 5:00 p.m., and will continue till approximately 6:30 p.m. or until all guests have taken the tour. Throughout the event, golf cart transportation will be available for tour-goers with special mobility needs. Following the tours, refreshments prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer, and a wide assortment of beverages will be provided. This year, ticket-holders will receive 2 drink vouchers each, so it will be necessary for them to bring their tickets to the Ramble.
Tickets are priced at $30.00. There are no discounts for members or advanced purchase. Student tickets (under 21) are $12.00.
This year, entrance to the Ramble will be on the 17th Street side of the cemetery. Parking will be available in Midtown Medical Center’s 17th Street parking lots; security personnel will provide parking directions and assist pedestrians in crossing the street. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Historic Linwood Foundation Office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery. For more information, please call the Foundation office at 706-321-8285 Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.
More Information visit http://linwoodcemetery.org or search for Historic Linwood Cemetery Foundation on Facebook.


July 11th, 2017

Foundation Office closed for vacation

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 11th, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Monday July 17th. The gates to Linwood cemetery should be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The City of Columbus is responsible for opening and closing the cemetery gates.


June 29th, 2017

July 4th Holiday Office Closing

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 3:00 pm, Thursday June 29th, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Wednesday July 5th. The gates to Linwood cemetery should be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The City of Columbus is responsible for opening and closing the cemetery gates.

We wish each of you a safe and Happy 4th of July!!


March 6th, 2017

Easter Sunrise Service

Join the Historic Linwood Foundation as we celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 16th at the Lummus Chapel on the grounds of Historic Linwood Cemetery. The service will be lead by Rev. Dick Reese, Minister of Patoral Care, of St. Luke Methodist Church. The service will begin at 7:30 am and last until approximately 9:00 am.

You can enter the cemetery from any of the three gates on Linwood Boulevard.

We look forward to seeing you at the Lummus Chapel on Easter Sunday!


December 22nd, 2016

Office closed for the Holidays

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 2:00 pm, Thursday the 22nd, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The gates to Linwood cemetery should be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The City of Columbus is responsible for opening and closing the cemetery gates.

We wish each of you a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


November 17th, 2016

Foundation Thanksgiving Office Hours

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23. We will remain closed until Monday, November 29 at 9:00 am.
The gates to the cemetery should be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The City of Columbus is responsible for opening and closing the cemetery gates.
We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!