Old City Cemetery


The Old City Cemetery is located at the 1000 block of Broadway Street in Sacramento, California. The cemetery was established in 1849 and is the resting place of many of Sacramento's pioneers. Known for its lush gardens, rich floral and beautiful landscape, Old City Cemetery is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy one of its guided or self-guided walking tours. Visitors arriving at the cemetery can enjoy peaceful strolls through the gardens and view the burial sites of many California mayors, governors, war veterans, fallen firemen, and victims of the cholera outbreak in 1850.

The Old City Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in this region of California. The landscape boasts a Victorian styling and offers a park like setting among burial sites. Visitors can enjoy peace and quiet while strolling through the gardens. The park like cemetery offers trails, grand avenues, and benches to sit and enjoy the serenity. Visitors may see volunteers working in the garden keeping the plots weeded and groomed through the Adopt A Plot program offered at Old City Cemetery.

The cemetery is open to the general public from dawn to dusk during the spring and summer months but during the winter limits its hours to 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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