San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco

#24 of 49 in Historic Sites in San Francisco
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
San Francisco National Cemetery is a United States national cemetery, located in the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Because of the name and location, it is frequently confused with Golden Gate National Cemetery, a few miles south of the city.

About 1937, San Francisco residents voted to no longer build cemeteries within the city proper and, as a result, the site for a new national cemetery was selected south of the city limits. The cemetery is one of only four officially existing within San Francisco city limits (the others being the Columbarium of San Francisco, the historic graveyard next to Mission Dolores, and the sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King).

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  • We paid our respects to the many people - American heroes who serve in the military - at one of the largest national cemeterys in the country.  more »
  • Read every informational display and marker. Visit some of the most famous graves and memorials. This is a very famous place, in one of the most beautiful nature settings you will ever see. Take your....  more »
  • This cemetery is beautiful place that holds tremendous meaning. The grounds are kept very well and there is a fantastic view of the water at the top of the hill.
  • Beautiful place to visit. So much history just looking at all the different headstones.

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