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. Plan to see Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Diego road trip planning site .
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  • Every time I come back to visit San Diego I stop by Rosecrans to visit my parents grave site here. What a beautiful place to visit. It was my first time back in several years and they have changed the...  more »
  • My Wife's Uncle Frank was a decorated Korean War Veteran how requested to be inturred there after he retired from his civilian career. We were not able to travel to his memorial service when he passed...  more »
  • Just took a drive around without paying the fee to enter the cemetery. Beautiful views of the harbor area.  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.

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