Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6195532084
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery, Family And Kids

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - Review

The Fort Rosecrans is not the kind of popular tourist site that one would normally visit. It is a solemn and important historic place for San Diego. This old cememtery has always been a part of the heritage of the city and history has only added to its significance.

Besides the graves of several locals from the earlier days, the cemetery also houses the graves of several veterans from both the tragic world wars. There are also several monuments dedicated to those who had lost their lives during the wars. Memorial Day which is an important holiday in the US is often celebrated here to offer homage to those who had lost their lives for the country. The Memorial Day celebrations are very stoic and sombre in nature.

The sprawling cemetery also overlooks the part of the sea which houses the USS Midday Aircraft carrier. Looking at the graves of the soldiers and the ship together is a surreal and poetic sight.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Information

  • On Saturdays and Sundays the cemetery’s visiting hours are from 9:30am to 5:00pm. 
  • Suitable time to visit: 03:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Guns and weapons in any form are not allowed.
  • Pets are not permitted, except the service animals.
  • Biking, jogging, picnicking or any kind of sports activities are not allowed.
  • Avoid littering in the park.
  • Unauthorized gathering are not encouraged.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Opening and Closing Hours

  • The cemetery is closed on federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

How To reach Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery by Public Transport

  • Cabrillo Memorial Drive 

Restaurants Near Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

  • Subway, Kona Kai Restaurant, Fathom Bistro

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  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Contact Number: +1-6195532084
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Timing: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 66.09% of people who visit San Diego include Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in their plan

  • 39.39% of people start their Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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93.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

People normally club together Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and SeaWorld San Diego while planning their visit to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego Reviews

  • My Grandfather is buried there! I was very impressed, when my family was there, years ago!! We live in Florida!

  • Resting on a high headland overlooking the wide blue Pacific, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery provides a stunning and appropriate place to inter those who served their nation so long and so well. One cannot help but come away moved.

  • I had to pass the place on my way to lam point Unbelievable attractive place and who ever maintain it keep it very neat

  • An amazing and sobering place to visit. It happened to be foggy when we were there which made it all the more poignant. Take your time, wander among the headstones, read the names, and imagine the sacrifice.

  • This is a very peaceful spot. A true place of respect with a majestic view. Exceptionally well-kept grounds and beautiful views. One side of the hill faces the bay and San Diego and the other side faces the Pacific. Spend some time on your way to the Cabrillo Monument to walk around here and soak in the beauty, peacefulness, and honor of those resting here.Even if you don't know anyone buried here, it is an important place to visit and pay respects to those who have fought and died for us. Thank you to all those who gave their life for our freedom. God bless America!!

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