"In Point Loma, A Community of San Diego, Californi" Fort Rosecrans by lmkluque

Fort Rosecrans Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 51 photos

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is a West Coast version of Arlington National Cemetery. It is located in Point Loma, the community of San Diego City that surrounds the west side of the San Diego bay at the north end and the East side of the Pacific Ocean.

All United States Military property is owned by the U.S. Govenment and subject to Federal laws rather than the State or City laws where the property is located.

Neat rows of headstones can be seen on both sides of Catalina Boulevard and the effect of realizing that so many have died in service to their country can be profound.

The Gates on Catalina Boulevard are closed to private citizens at 5:00 p.m. and a cemetery visit may seem a bit odd, but for those who are interested in history, the military or spectacular views of San Diego City, the bay and the ocean, a visit here can be quite illuminating.

I hope you enjoy your visit,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Views
  • Cons:Sad Purpose
  • In a nutshell:Bitter Sweet!
  • Last visit to Fort Rosecrans: May 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2012 at 4:29 AM

    I never realized there was such a large National Cemetery on the West Coast. Appropriately, it is in a spectacular setting by the ocean.

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2010 at 12:41 AM

    Oh Queen of San Diego, your Ft. Rosecrans Memories (I can't call them tips) brought back some to me. My father, Army career, at his memorial service had a gun salute and my mother was given the flag from our country. Quite emotional.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2006 at 12:54 PM

    What a shame we never visited here we must have passed close by.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    I heard Twenty-One Gun Salute and the Taps in Arlington, Virginia.

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2004 at 8:03 AM

    I think bittersweet is a good description. The photo of the cemetary and the Pacific is stunning.

  • mcpangie's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 12:33 AM

    Yes, the pic of the cemetary near ocean was on VT front page. Nice pic, like you said, calming.

  • Alice-Kees's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2004 at 11:59 AM

    Good pic of the cematary backed by the ocean...

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2003 at 5:49 PM

    Nice job. Did you know that TAPS was first composed in Charles City, VA- not real far from here?

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2003 at 4:59 PM

    Wow, G is absolutely right, that picture is fantastic!!!

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2003 at 4:43 PM

    That cemetary pic is damn amazing!

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