Cypress Lawn Memorial Park

1370 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014- Map It
Phone: (650) 755-0580

AAA Editor Notes

Cypress Lawn Memorial Park is at 1370 El Camino Real (SR 82). Established in 1892 following San Francisco's edict barring cemeteries within its boundaries, Cypress Lawn is the final resting place of many San Francisco notables, including journalist William Randolph Hearst; Andrew Hallidie, the inventor of the mechanism for operating San Francisco's iconic cable cars; and horticulturist John McLaren, who nurtured the development of Golden Gate Park. Known as a “garden cemetery,” the park-like setting contains many historic and architecturally significant mausoleums, tombstones and sculptures on its landscaped grounds; in fact, the cemetery has been described as an outdoor art gallery. The original community mausoleums feature some of the West's finest stained-glass windows and ceilings.
Station: South San Francisco
Hours: Daily 8-4:30. Guided walking tours are given select Saturdays at 1:30, Mar.-Oct.; phone for schedule. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 30 minutes minimum.