Golden Gate National Cemetery is a U.S. National Cemetery in California, located in the city of San Bruno, 12mi south of San Francisco. Because of the name and location, it is frequently confused with San Francisco National Cemetery, which dates to the 19th century and is in the Presidio of San Francisco, in view of the Golden Gate. Around 1937, San Francisco residents voted to bar the opening of new cemeteries within the city proper and, as a result, the site for the new national cemetery was selected south of the city limits in adjacent San Mateo County.HistoryCongress authorized construction of the facility in 1937, with the first interments in 1941. The cemetery was officially dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1942. California Attorney General Earl Warren (later Governor, then Chief Justice of the United States) was keynote speaker at the ceremony. Golden Gate is one of a large number of U.S. Army-planned cemeteries started in the 1930s and completed during the 1940s. They were designed specifically to provide abundant burial opportunities in locations around the nation in cities with very large veteran populations.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Golden Gate National Cemetery and many more San Bruno attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Bruno trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Golden Gate National Cemetery
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Golden Gate National Cemetery Reviews
Raymond471September 9, 2017
We passed the Golden Gate National Cemetery so we stopped to look. What a credit to the people who look after it very tidy and well kept. Nice to see all those brave Military Men and Wife's remembered... more »
Martyn HJune 19, 2017
We called to walk the Cemetery and pay respects to all those who lay there, the grounds and gardens are kept immaculate, flower beds full of colour and easy walking paths, whilst visiting the Korean w... more »
Fran GMay 26, 2017
When you walk among the headstones in this National Cemetery, you feel the emotions and feelings of our great country. We went to the Memorial Day Celebration at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in S... more »
Kenneth Averett-ClarkJuly 6, 2017
My father and twin brother are buried here. My father's military burial was beautifully orchestrated and meaningful. It is one of the proudest moments of my life to see the American flag lowered to half staff as my father's motorcade passed by.
BruceMarch 31, 2017
How do you review a National Cemetery where our service members have been laid to rest? As a former servicemember myself I feel like I have something in common. My father, who served in three different war's (WWll, Korean Conflict, Vietnam) is also laid to rest here with my mother. My grandfather served in WWl, so I have a connection with places like this. I can only add that this is a very beautiful place with soldiers dating back as far back as the 1700's. Rest in peace Dad!
Cindy WhiteMay 27, 2017
My Father served in War war 1 and War war 2 in the United States Navy, Father, Mother, Sister is here. It's beautiful and blessed
Tina ShoreJune 25, 2017
My Dad is buried here, very peaceful and beautiful
Mike MuskatJanuary 20, 2017
Great place for a walk and place for reflection. Humbling.
Plan your trip to San Bruno
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in San Bruno
Side trips from San Bruno
Where to stay in San Bruno
Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Plans in San Bruno by other users
5 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in San Bruno BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Las Vegas & San Bruno BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in San Bruno, San Francisco & Mountain View BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in San Bruno, San Francisco & Mountain View BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in San Bruno BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.