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Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery

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Hidden Cemetery

This cemetery is hard to find. Has limited days and times to access. Is worth it for us as we... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
MayGetAway
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Benicia, California
via mobile
Nice memorial cemetery

This is a nice place and very well kept up. It is peaceful and a good memorial to those who have... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
amarion
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San Diego
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4 Mar 2018
“Hidden Cemetery”
1 Mar 2017
“Nice memorial cemetery”
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This cemetery is hard to find. Has limited days and times to access. Is worth it for us as we like to visit these kinds of places as you just never know who you might find. And what history there is to learn.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MayGetAway
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a nice place and very well kept up. It is peaceful and a good memorial to those who have passed away.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank amarion
Reviewed January 18, 2017

To get to this hidden jem you must travel down a residential street, then head through a chain link fence down a dirt and cement road. This road is not pretty, it has a pipe line to one side, takes you under the freeway and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank shaunabaker
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Access to the cemetery is along a small lane that winds under and next to an enormous petroleum pipeline. Once you reach the cemetery, it is quiet and secluded but quite tiny. A bit of local history that is worth a one-time visit.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank LightFighter
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Only open on Wednesdays & Weekends and Legal American Holidays... a must see..... This hidden gem houses the graves of workers at the Benicia Arsenal; a plot with a beautiful Magnolia Tree (Normandy invasion during WW2) as well as several German prisoners and one Italian...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank 481elly
Reviewed July 17, 2016

The cemetery is more than a little out of the way but it's worth finding. The setting is tranquil and peaceful. I'm sure many have no idea this military cemetery is located where it is. It's more than a little sobering looking at the headstones...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Shaymur
Reviewed June 20, 2016

We visited this historically significant, but difficult-to-find cemetery on Memorial Day. It was some hours after the ceremonies and we found just two other people on the premises. Viewing and photographing the flag-marked graves was a somber but educational experience. While paying my respects I...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Citallwic
Reviewed May 31, 2016

This Cemetery is very hard to find, but should not be forgotten. It is well maintained, and the oldest military cemetery in the area, opened in 1849. It is only open some week-ends, so call before you go. When you turn off Military E onto...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Jo W
Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went to Memorial Day celebration and the Cemetery was very interesting. Graves from the 1880s. The oldest military cemetery on the west coast. Also has a section for military dogs. Beautifully kept up. I would contact them before going to make sure it was...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Mary Frances K
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the oldest Military Cemetery on the west coast. http://www.visitbenicia.org/content/benicia%E2%80%99s-unique-memorial-day-ceremony-honors-veterans This is the best Memorial Day Ceremony I've been to. We have music, speeches, laying of wreaths (even a pet plot is honored), fly overs by USAF, 21 gun salute and donuts at the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank HeatherG941
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Sandy F
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Response from Citallwic | Reviewed this property |
A sign posted at the entrance parking lot states that the cemetery is open Friday-Saturday-Sunday from 10 am to sunset. This same sign says that the phone number of the Cemetery Responsible Officer is 831-242-7905. You might... More
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