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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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  • I grew up close to Ft. Rosecrans and have an uncle buried there. I often bicycled past on my way to Cabrillo National Monument. Recently I stopped by. They have added many more graves. So sad to think...  more »
  • Ft Rosecrans is one of the most beautiful and well maintained National Cemeteries. Walking through and reading the headstones is a lesson in American history. The location and views of the ocean, bay ...  more »
  • There is something very emotional about seeing this cemetery ... It's location is absolutely picture perfect, under deep sky, above the deep ocean, and seeing those countless graves, those people live...  more »
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  • Rest in peace grandpa I'm glad you get to be in such a beautiful place with your brothers. Thank you for being such an amazing man. I look up to u in so many ways for so many reasons . I am forever grateful and feel so lucky to have been raised by you . I love you.
  • Breathtakingly beautiful. Ideal burial place for my beautiful wife Shirley B Gibson-Coningford, who passed away on Oct 9, 2015. She is buried with her first husband Donald E Gibson and wants me to be buried with them when I pass away. Per personnel at Ft Rosecrans, it is my right to be buried with her.
  • I love the sad beauty of this place. It's beautifully maintained by the glistening ocean coast bringing a peaceful mind that our heroes are truly resting in peace. God bless them all!
  • When we went to the lighthouse we seen this cemetery and for some strange reason I felt a lot of respect for those who served to their country. I'm not American but it's a pleasure to see how all of you showing your love and respect to your elders that restored the peace of your country.
  • Breathtaking view! Very peaceful too :) God bless the men and women protecting our country!