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Address: San Francisco, CA
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Originally managed by the War Department, the National Cemetery system now...

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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A final resting place of extraordinary beauty

I’ve been fortunate to visit several dozen national cemeteries, and while Arlington will always remain my favorite, San Francisco National Cemetery holds a very special place in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I’ve been fortunate to visit several dozen national cemeteries, and while Arlington will always remain my favorite, San Francisco National Cemetery holds a very special place in my heart. The site is gorgeous and the view to the Bay and the Golden Gate is breathtakingly beautiful. When you are at the Presidio, be sure to stop by to pay your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Very well kept cemetery that is a good example of the many past wars. The views are beautiful and you can respectfully cross this cemetery to catch the trail at the top instead of walking next to the road. I was fortunate to see a red hawk and feel how families still take their time to come and pay respect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I recommend going to the visitors center first, where they have print outs listing notable individuals buried at the cemetery. It is then possible to drive around, and then park next to the area you wish to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

I have visited war cemeteries all over the world. This small National Cemetery on the trail between Presidio and Golden Gate has a lot of history from the Indian Wars to current times. It also has a number of graves of "Buffalo Soldiers" - African American soldiers who were given this name by the American Indians for their bravery on... More 

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is an impressive cemetery of honour, which is beautifully situated between the hills and forests. Like all National Cemeteries this one is also very good maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a cemetery and a wonderful memorial for the thousands who gave their life in different wars. The size of the site and the number of tombs are sobering and overwhelming. The place is well maintained and has a beautiful view of the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A quiet place to reflect upon the world & its troubles & to remember those who have fought for our freedom. The National Cemetery is in a beautiful location overlooking San Francisco Bay & the Golden Gate Bridge - a very fitting final resting place for America's heroes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just visited the San Francisco National Cemetery - and that’s was a visit that gives the wings of time a meaning. The cemetery is lying on top of a high hill viewing over the Bay area and gives the US warriors from wars going back to WW1 a proper and honorable last rest. All tombstones are in scripted with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

It's a beautiful and sad place. A short (free) bus ride from Golden Gate Bridge on presidiGo, there are fantastic views of the bridge itself. Easy to get lost in thought thinking of all the men and women who have given their lives for their country. Man has been doing it since before there were countries..I wonder if we can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My Father is buried here - WW 2. It is a sad place - to see all of the vets - row after row. The premises seem to be well maintained. Often people forget how many served our country in the seemingly endless wars we are gotten involved in. It is but a small tribute that we owe to these... More 

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