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San Francisco National Cemetery

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Originally managed by the War Department, the National Cemetery system now includes 114 cemeteries, managed since 1973 by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
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1 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129-1705
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

The first National Cemetery on the West Coast, the Golden Gate National Cemetery is set in the most beautiful location with views out to the Golden Gate Bridge. It is currently closed to new burials unless a person already has a site reserved or a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Was driving past the cemetery on a visit to the Presidio. A tombstone caught my eye and I asked him to drive in so I could get a closer look. It was mesmerizing looking at the rows and rows of tombstones. So much loss. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

My wife and I visited this cemetery as part of our visit to the Presidio. It was a very moving experience to see so many headstones, both old and new. We spent much time reading the inscriptions and wondering about the background.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Even though we have seen it only by outside due to its closing, it looks a very regular and evoking cemetry

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Lines and lines of those who gave their lives for others. A very humbling, but worthwhile experience. There are some fantastic views across the bay and bridge. Very peaceful place to wander.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

The San Francisco National Cemetery is tucked away in the Presidio in San Francisco. Many people pass by it daily on commutes or as tourists, but few visit it. It offers beautiful vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. It is also...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed December 24, 2016

I try to stop in the Presidio Cemetery every year around Christmas time to pay my respects. The setting is stunning sitting high on a hill with vistas overlooking the Golden Gate. The cemetery is beautifully maintained with a quiet air of peace and tranquility....More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a scenic final resting place that's easily accessible to the public. Every American should visit a national cemetery and this is a good one to do that. It's sobering to think what a small fraction these markers represent for all the heroes that...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views, a beautiful cemetery and monument to so many fallen heroes and soldiers. Simply beautiful, no words can truly describe this place.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank ttmt2
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This National Cemetery is located just off the main post of the Presidio overlooking San Francisco Bay. Highway 101 is getting closer and closer to the cemetery, due to the recent construction project. This is still a very beautiful and well-kept cemetery with a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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