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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

This is San Diego's Arlington of the West. What a beautiful sight seeing all of the markers in their straight lines. It always makes me grateful to be an American and thankful... read more

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Judith P
San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is San Diego's Arlington of the West. What a beautiful sight seeing all of the markers in their straight lines. It always makes me grateful to be an American and thankful for all who have served our country to protect us.

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We wee really impressed with our visit here the cemetery is really beautiful and the views across San Diego were absolutely wonderful

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Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's difficult to "recommend" a visit to a cemetery, but much as Arlington and Normandy it's worth a visit for so many reasons. First of all, visit to pay your respect to those whose markers now lie in perfect formation. Honor them. Visit, too, for the history. Walk and read the markers. Some as far back as the Spanish-American war.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You pass this cemetery on the way to Point Loma and the Cabrillo Monument. As you drive along, you see the massive military cemetery overlooking all of San Diego. It was started as a burial place for those soldiers lost in the Mexican American War started to annex Texas and California in the 1840s. It is interesting to see all... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't miss this cemetery as you drive into Point Loma, as the road intersects it and on both sides of the road you side row upon row of pristine white marble markers. The numbers are staggering! It is truly beautiful and yet so very sad. The view from this hilltop cemetery is spectacular. Well worth a short stop!

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To preface this- we didn't do much research on our way to Cabrillo Monument and when we 'stumbled' upon the cemetery we were so taken aback! Living in Arlington, VA, this was a gorgeous sight with an impressive ocean backdrop. Loved driving around the cemetery and saw some really beautiful birds while we were there too!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited National Cemeteries across the country but this one is the most impressive. Good for photography or just meditating.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My father & mother in law are both interned here so we often visit this cemetery. They've recently planted new grass and with the recent rain, the place is very green. The ocean is on the west and the harbor on the east side. Great place for photographers. Very peaceful, especially during mid day when no one is around. Very... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery is on the way to Cabrillo National Monument. You literally cannot miss it if you are heading that direction because the cemetery will be on both sides. One side faces the ocean while the other side faces downtown San Diego. Driving through here is breathtaking. It very much reminded me of Arlington. The grounds were immaculate.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful sight, huge impact of the setting by the sea. Worth going to see, even if the fog rolls in.

Thank bennybear

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