hours now in effect
8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday
Place of California Pioneers
Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an
outdoor museum recording California history from
the Gold Rush Era through today.
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
City Cemetery is the oldest existing cemetery in
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.
guided walking tours of the Sacramento Historic City
Cemetery are led by Old City Cemetery Committee docents.
tours are encouraged at all times.
California history. Discover Sacramento's old City