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Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento

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#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Sacramento
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today. This page is maintained by volunteers and members of the Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc., and is not affiliated with the City of Sacramento.
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  • Quite a place with it's rich history. One really needs a guided walk to know all the various stories of this place, especially the hauntings. One finds a lot of Screech Owls adding to it's mystic... 
    Quite a place with it's rich history. One really needs a guided walk to know all the various stories of this place, especially the hauntings. One finds a lot of Screech Owls adding to it's mystic...  more »
  • You can schedule a tour with your visit. Many iconic people are buried at this cemetery . It's fun to go for Halloween. 
    You can schedule a tour with your visit. Many iconic people are buried at this cemetery . It's fun to go for Halloween.  more »
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  • This is hands down a gorgeous and well-maintained cemetery. You really feel that this is a historic place when you’re here. The architecture of the statues and gravesites, the gorgeous landscaping, the nicely carved out paths, to the historic/important people buried here take you to a place where you feel strangely comforting. Our literary tour started from here, and we saw the graves of Joan Didion’s family. We even read from one of Joan’s books as if we were paying homage to everyone buried here, for the lives they’ve led, with their joys and sorrows. It’s a great place, to come and reflect, and spend a day either by yourself or with a group. A cemetery doesn’t sound too touristy, but I highly recommend this place. I believe they’ve roses inside the cemetery, which are among the best in California. They’ve a few parking spots inside as well.
  • Really nice cemetery, as far as cemeteries go. Founding father of Sacramento, including John Sutter I f anything is vandalized they repair it right away. Everyone that works there is extremely nice and helpful. I really enjoy coming here, it's gorgeous and well maintained. Some spots are even picturesque. We were homeless last year after being in a haboob, followed by wildfires and lost EVERYTHING. I found my peace here. Warning though. Those gates will be locked, right on time. Don't be one of the many that was locked in here, LOL

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