Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland
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About Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland
At Mountain View Cemetery, we are here for you and your family through all the seasons and occasions of your life. In fact, we have been an important member of the East Bay heritage since 1863.
When you enter our historic grounds in the Oakland and Piedmont Hills, you will be struck by the panoramic views of the bay and the lush, green gardens. You might see a young mother pushing a stroller, or come upon a photographer taking pictures of a newly engaged couple. Depending on the time of year, you might see children in Halloween costumes waving to all the cars as they pass by … or be stunned by the sight of thousands of Dutch tulips in bloom during our annual Tulip Extravaganza every April.
Mountain View Cemetery is a 226-acre (91 ha) rural cemetery in Oakland, Alameda County, California. It was established in 1863 by a group of East Bay pioneers under the California Rural Cemetery Act of 1859. The association they formed still operates the cemetery today. Mountain View was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who also designed New York City’s Central Park and much of UC Berkeley and Stanford University.
Many of California’s important historical figures, drawn by Olmsted’s reputation, are buried here, and there are many grandiose crypts in tribute to the wealthy, especially along the ridge section with a view across the Bay to the San Francisco skyline, known as “Millionaires’ Row”. Because of this, and its beautiful setting, the cemetery is a tourist draw, and tours led by docents began in 1970. ~ Wikipedia
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays by appointment