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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  • We started out going to Point Loma Lighthouse (which the road passes right thru this cemetery) and were turned around because of the temporary US govt shutdown. On the way back, we decided to stop at ...  more »
  • Fort Rosencrans Cemetery is on the way to Cabrillo National Monument and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. You can visit it, or just drive past. It is a very well maintained National Cemetery with thousa...  more »
  • This cemetery is located in one of the most beautiful places in San Diego. It is also a idyllic location for a memorial to our servicemen. This is one of my favorite places to sit and reflect- and wat...  more »
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  • An amazing and sobering place to visit. It happened to be foggy when we were there which made it all the more poignant. Take your time, wander among the headstones, read the names, and imagine the sacrifice.
  • Impressive place. I am not an American but it brought tears in my eyes. Thank you for honouring the heroes.
  • This is a very peaceful spot. A true place of respect with a majestic view. Exceptionally well-kept grounds and beautiful views. One side of the hill faces the bay and San Diego and the other side faces the Pacific. Spend some time on your way to the Cabrillo Monument to walk around here and soak in the beauty, peacefulness, and honor of those resting here.Even if you don't know anyone buried here, it is an important place to visit and pay respects to those who have fought and died for us. Thank you to all those who gave their life for our freedom. God bless America!!
  • Not a frequently mentioned attraction but this cemetery is beautiful with an equally beautiful view in the distance. Definitely recommend to stop and take it all in if you're driving through.
  • Puts some perspective on what freedom means and what it takes to keep it. Something everyone should visit at least once in their lives.

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