San Francisco National Cemetery37 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4155612008
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Memorial, Monument, Cemetery
The first burial here happened in 1854. The cemetery at that time was only about 9 acres in size. The military guarded and improved it over the next few decades, until in 1932, it became about 28.34 acres. Since no more expansion is possible, the cemetery has stopped taking new internments unless land opens up, or if there’s already and existing and reserved graveside.
It has some significant features now, mostly memorials such as:
- Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
- Pacific Garrison Memorial
- Monument to Marines who died at the Tartar Wall in China
- Mission Revival style mortuary chapel
- Monument to the Unknown Dead; San Francisco American War Mothers Monument
Many of the burials here are military. During Memorial Day, as many as 2000 people attend the ceremony at the cemetery.
San Francisco National Cemetery Hours
Golden Gate National Cemetery Administrative Office:
- Monday – Friday: 8:00am - 4:30 pm
How to Reach San Francisco National Cemetery
- Golden Gate Club Bus Station
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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0.18% of people who visit San Francisco include San Francisco National Cemetery in their plan
50% of people start their San Francisco National Cemetery visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Francisco National Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco National Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
This cemetery is beautiful place that holds tremendous meaning. The grounds are kept very well and there is a fantastic view of the water at the top of the hill.
Beautiful place to visit. So much history just looking at all the different headstones.
It seems strange to review a place like this... The grounds are immaculately kept and the sweeping lines of white head stones receding into the distance backed by dark trees and surrounded by green lawns are magestic as well as sad. They remind us of the futility of war. The thousands of lives lost giving service to their nation. Definitely worth a visit for a moment of quiet reflection.
Overlooking the Golden Gate bridge, the cemetery is a peaceful great place. A lot of people visit this place whoever comes for a tour to Golden Gate bridge. The serenity and peace will surely make you stand there for a while and take pictures. And of course, it is very well maintained. The manicured grasses and the trees in between the graves just make the place more beautiful.
An amazing location to respect the fallen.