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Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

Cemetery Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday


Visitors Center Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Wednesday - Friday and most weekends
Call ahead for weekend hours

(916) 448-0811

Resting Place of California Pioneers
Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today.

Since its establishment in 1849, the City Cemetery has become the resting place of many remarkable Californians, demonstrating the diversity of California history and culture.  Visitors will discover the burial sites of Sacramento mayors and California governors as well as memorials to Civil War Veterans, Volunteer Firemen and the victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic.

The City Cemetery is the oldest existing cemetery in Sacramento.  Keeping with the popular style of the times, it was designed to resemble a  Victorian garden.  Traversed by pathways and grand avenues, the cemetery provides a park-like setting for exploring history. Today, volunteers with the Adopt A Plot program take over the gardening of plots - a task once performed by long since departed relatives.

Free guided walking tours of the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery are led by Old City Cemetery Committee docents. Self-guided tours are encouraged at all times.

Discover California history. Discover Sacramento's old City Cemetery!

Current Events

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult
August 27
6:30 pm


A Dozen Ways to Die
September 3
10 am


CANCELED!!!!!Deadheading at Dusk
September 5
6 pm


Rose Propagation Class
September 10
10 am


Deadheading at Daybreak
September 17
7:30 am


Symbolism and Victorian Mourning
September 17
10 am


What's Blooming
September 24
10 am


How to Schedule a Tour at the Historic Old City Cemetery

Early Sacramento Brewers Self-Guided Tour


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