The Resting Place of California's Pioneers
Welcome to Sacramento's Historic City Cemetery!
The Historic City Cemetery is one of the oldest existing cemeteries in Sacramento. Since its establishment in 1849, the City Cemetery has become the resting place of many remarkable Californians; demonstrating the diversity of California's history and culture. Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers, and lush gardens, the City Cemetery is an outdoor museum tasked with preserving California history since the Gold Rush era. Keeping with the Victorian era style of its inception, it has been maintained to resemble a Victorian-era garden linking visitors of today with the setting and sentiment of its past.
The Historic City Cemetery always needs help with gardening, organizing and guiding tours and special events, fund raising, historical research, grant writing and more. Find out how to volunteer in the Historic City Cemetery.
To join hands with the community to restore, beautify, preserve and protect the Historic City Cemetery, while maintaining access by descendants of the deceased, and to provide educational services to all visitors to the Historic City Cemetery of Sacramento. Learn more about the Old City Cemetery Committee and how we keep history alive.
Free guided walking tours are offered by Old City Cemetery Committee docents. Or you can enjoy a self-guided tour. Learn more about tour information on our visitors page.
7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Daily
Daylight Savings Hours effective November 4th
Cemetery Office Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday. Email or call (916)448-0811 ahead for weekend hours