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

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.

  • 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.

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

  • Cabrillo Memorial Drive 

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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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  • 29.28% of people who visit San Diego include Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in their plan

  • 61.98% of people start their Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • I had never seen a cemetary this large, yet a military one. I took a moment here to stop and reflect of those lives lost at War and the families impacted. Very sobering experience. Definitely eye opening if you pay this site a visit.

  • To honor our Veterans during the holidays, Wreaths Across America. Salute and Honour with great appreciation!

  • Beautiful monument and resting place for those that have served our country.

  • My father is buried here and I feel blessed to have him here. What a gift for families to have such awesome views.

  • Definitely would make a stop here if you are visiting. Truly beautiful views but would recommend coming before 4PM to ensure you have some time to see the area before the park begins to close.

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