Fort Rosecrans Cemetery Highlights
About 91,467 people are presently interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma. The rows of white headstones that mark the gravesites make their way down the 77.5 acres of gentle grassy slopes on both the ocean and San Diego Bay sides, with stunning views.
Open to the public, the cemetery is located along both sides of Catalina Blvd, south of Point Loma’s residential neighborhoods and north of Cabrillo National Monument Park and Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
The military cemetery includes those Veterans of WW I, WW II, Korea, VietNam and the Gulf wars. Also here are those who fell in the battle of San Pasqual in 1846, as well as victims of the USS Bennington explosion in 1905.
The national cemetary is named after Fort Rosecrans, a military reservation commissioned in the mid-1800s.
The 75-foot granite obelisk, the obelisk stands commemorating the 66 crew members who died in a boiler explosion and fire on board the USS Bennington in 1905.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery has several other war memorials, many from battles in World War II.
Parking is located along Catalina Blvd and in designated parking areas.