Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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About Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego

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 Get To 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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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: +1-6195532084

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  • 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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  • Not a frequently mentioned attraction but this cemetery is beautiful with an equally beautiful view in the distance. Definitely recommend to stop and take it all in if you're driving through.

  • Incredibly beautiful, peaceful and moving place. A truly honorable setting for our Vets. Take some time with the headstones, and meet the airmen, solders and sailors who were true heroes in our National defense. What is remarkable is that many are spaced together in a timeless manner -- veterans of WW 1 next to Vietnam veterans, for instance.

  • Major William George Thomas, my father and my mother, Barbara Anne Thomas are buried there. It is the most beautiful place with the Pacific ocean on one side and overlooking San Diego Bay. It's an amazing place to visit and I'm so proud to have such a memorial site to visit my parents. With love, Robin Thomas

  • Amazing details how perfectly the headstones are placed and how everything is manicured nicely. R.I.P. veterans.

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