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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, San Diego

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Overlooking the bay and the city from one side and the ocean from the other, Fort Rosecrans Cemetery serves as the final resting place for the men and women who spent their lives serving their country. Erected on the site of a former artillery station, this historical landmark features endless rows of somber, white marble headstones. Walk through the grounds, where the tranquil atmosphere and scenic views inspire contemplation. You can also see bronze and granite memorials honoring soldiers all the way back to the Mexican-American War. Add Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and other attractions to your San Diego trip itinerary using our San Diego trip itinerary builder.
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  • This experience was eye opening and I left with a grateful heart fro all those who have served for our county.  more »
  • This is a beautiful resting place for our fallen hero's. When you drive up the hill and suddenly see all the white crosses and headstones on the well maintained green grass its an instant realization ...  more »
  • As well as the military cemetery it is also the entrance to Point Loma National Park. Be sure to bring your camera and leave yourself plenty of time (at least 4 hours) to enjoy the breath-taking scene...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • My maternal grandparents are buried here. My grandfather, fondly called Granddaddy, was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy. This cemetery is closed to new interments, but is a final resting place for those who served our country. Breathtaking, well maintained and great respect is evident for our men and women in uniform.
  • Beautiful place for our loved ones to be laid to rest. I look forward to visiting our father every year on his birthday. I only wish I had taken a camera when taking these pictures as they do not do it justice. I will be sure to bring my camera next time as RNC deserves better than what my old LG Optima could do. If you find yourself down near RNC or the Point Loma Tide-pools / Cabrillo Monument, then please pay your respects to those who have served and honored our country. We are eternally indebted to their service and sacrifice.
  • One of the most beautiful cemeteries I have been to. Easily tops Arlington in that respect. The out of the way location means that the park is relatively quiet.