Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego

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Overlooking the bay and the city from one side and the ocean from the other, Fort Rosecrans National 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 National Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Diego road trip planning site.
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  • A little bit of a walk down the hill led us to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. It was such an interesting walk because not only are the views gorgeous, but being on a working military base, we....  more
    A little bit of a walk down the hill led us to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. It was such an interesting walk because not only are the views gorgeous, but being on a working military base, we....  more »
  • Absolutely incredible cemetery with absolutely incredible views! Vey moving and awe-inspiring. Good for the family. 
    Absolutely incredible cemetery with absolutely incredible views! Vey moving and awe-inspiring. Good for the family.  more »
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  • The drive here was so beautiful. As soon as we drove in it was so so peaceful. The office was open and that’s how we got our map. It was a beautiful sunny Memorial Day. When we did find my husband’s grandfather’s grave he couldn’t help but to break in tears. This cemetery is different from where our other loved ones are buried. Grass is well kept, waster for flowers are provided along with the flower holders. First time here and I didn’t want to leave. The ocean views and trees along the graveyard is just breathtaking. No dogs allowed!!
  • My husband had to do a memorial service for a family here. So I just had to come along so I could snap a few shots of the scenery (and then we could eat at Point Loma Seafood afterwards)! My Dad fought in WWII and the Korean War. A survivor of the Bataan Death March and Camp. He was a decorated Lt. Colonel in the Army. Always my hero. But he passed in 2020 at 100yo and there weren't any more spaces open for interment here. It would have been so meaningful. He used to take the family fishing down the hill at the Submarine Base when we were kids. It was pretty fun fishing right from the docks next to the submarines. Anyway, we were able to bury him and my Mom at the Miramar National Cemetery of which has a beauty of it's own. But, Rosecrans will always hold a special place in my heart with warm memories. There are so many foto ops here with the magnificent ocean on both sides of this property and the city scape in the distance. I wish I took more pics from better angles, but I had my hands full with our lil' pup Dolci. I just snapped shots steps away from the roadsides. I'll have to come back and enjoy it more. It's so easy to drive into the various sections with your car to enjoy the view or just sit in peaceful meditation. It's right on the way to Point Loma Lighthouse and it's worth the stop!

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