Fort Rosecrans National CemeteryCurrently 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
- Subway, Kona Kai Restaurant, Fathom Bistro
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29.28% of people who visit San Diego include Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
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.
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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.