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San Francisco Columbarium

San Francisco Columbarium
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Architecture, Local Culture, History
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Stairs
Notes: The ground floor is wheelchair accessible, but there is no elevator to make the upper floors accessible.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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San Francisco Columbarium

Elegant Resting Place

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
1 Loraine Ct
San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415 752 7891


This ornate building was constructed in 1898 and looks more like a castle than a repository for ashes. When cemeteries within city limits were banned in San Francisco in 1930, the Columbarium survived, and was one of two surviving columbariums available for non-denominational burials. It is currently the resting place for the ashes of many prominent San Francisco personalities, including Harvey Milk, a well-known gay rights activist and politician. In the 1980s, the Neptune Society of Northern California took over the care of the Columbarium and have completed various renovations to return the building to its original condition.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm, Sat-Sun
Visit Time: 30min-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Time spent depends on whether or not you are there to just look at the building, or whether you walk around and look at all the urns and stained glass windows.
Price: Free


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 31, 38, 38L
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe

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