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If iI die, lay me here.

More like a sculpture garden, this old cemetery is beautiful and a lovely place to see old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CyberEdge
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Oakland, CA, USA
Lovely place to walk

I like to walk up to Mountain View Cemetery, often taking my dog. There are some rules about dogs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deb L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

More like a sculpture garden, this old cemetery is beautiful and a lovely place to see old monuments and enjoy the park-like environment. If you like dead people (and their various memorials), you'll love Mountain View.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to walk up to Mountain View Cemetery, often taking my dog. There are some rules about dogs at the location, all very reasonable (such as no dogs walking on gravesites). It's peaceful, beautiful and a lovely quiet place in the hub on the...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking through after breakfast. Beautiful hills, wonderful vistas of Oakland and San Francisco, and interesting monuments made this something I would gladly repeat. It is quiet, thus, a good place to sit and read, paint or just meditate.

Thank bmdupre8114
Reviewed 2 October 2018

As you wander the streets and byways, you can find gravestones from the 19th Century commemorating California greats up to current times and ordinary folk. I have taken a couple of the free tours offered by the cemetery and have found them all very interesting...More

Thank _argold1
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Visited crypt niche of my grandmother. The grounds are beautifully designed and maintained. The buildings were beautiful inside.

Thank bobwB9079DM
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Beautiful walk through cemetery that was landscaped by same designer who built NYC Central Park. I walk this space often. It is quiet and peaceful and has well tended nature near the paths/causeways.

Thank evelynsheridan
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Every other week my friend and I walk through Mountain View Cemetery. You can take a dog, but we don't. It's very interesting with lots of headstones from famous people

Thank Twinoakmom
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Every Spring I make a point of visiting the cemetery, respectfully, to photograph the tulips in bloom. Inevitably, there are others roaming around with serious cameras, and wielding cell phones to snap their friends in front of the flower beds.

Thank Atldo4U
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Some of us just enjoy walking in historic cemeteries. If you are one, this is a few hours well spent. It’s large, and quite old, by Oakland standards, but still in active use. Many stones tell stories of gold-rushers, civic leaders, and philanthropists. We were...More

Thank Esther G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

It’s a great place to walk around and enjoy the green grass and views. Your visit gets the same great views as the dead get. Historical as well as peaceful Strangely, there seems to be lotsa trails to wander.

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MamaGu
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Response from Crystal C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure on the policy, but I see fresh flowers at the grave every weekend on many sites.. so I assume yes.
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Gail N
1 May 2018|
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Response from monkeytrashman | Reviewed this property |
Open to the public. Open "normal" cemetery hours.
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