Old Historic City Cemetery

Easy to Locate?

Dog-Friendly?

Easy to Walk?

FREE?

Adequate Parking?

Restroom Facilities?

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Yes

 Across the Street

Yes

This is an album of only a few of the hundreds of photos I’ve taken at the Old Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento, California.  The cemetery boasts a variety of gardens — a Native Plants Garden, Japanese-style Garden, Rose Garden, Perennial Garden — that produce different kinds of blooms almost year round.  Their gardens are also host to over 60 different kinds of native bees.  In the spring months, the cemetery is a brilliant display of colors with dozens of different kinds of lilies, roses, irises and daffodils in bloom.

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Access to the cemetery is free; there is ample parking across the street; all pathways are paved and easily negotiable; and the place is dog-friendly.  Currently, the cemetery is CLOSED on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Gates open around 8:00 am (or earlier, depending on the season).  There is a restroom next to the visitor’s center behind a white iron fence in the front of the cemetery, and port-a-potties at the rear of the cemetery near the Archive building.   Between the flowering gardens and the 100-year-old+ gravestones and statuary, the place is a photographer’s paradise.

How to Get to the Cemetery:

The cemetery is located on Broadway, between Muir Way and Riverside Blvd., in downtown Sacramento at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818.  When you’re on Broadway, you can’t miss it.  The whole thing is surrounded by massive wrought-iron fencing and gates, and some of the statuary is practically “monolithic”.  You can park right across the street from it in the County parking lot.

Thank you to Google Maps for the street maps.
Thank you to Google Maps for the street maps.