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Mountain View Cemetery

  • Address: 5000 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611
  • Neighborhood: Piedmont Ave
  • Categories: Activities, Tours
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Every visit to Mountain View Cemetery is like a trip back in time. It is like shaking hands with railroad builder Charles Crocker, admiring the brushwork of Yosemite landscape painter Thomas Hill and hearing architect Julia Morgan rhapsodize about her design for Hearst Castle. Designed by noted landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted of New York's Central Park, Mountain View's acreage offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay's surrounding areas. The cemetery is an impressive repository of local and state history. Docent-led tours begin at 10am the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month and last 3 hours. Check theircalendar for specific tours and dates. No RSVP is necessary. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Group tours also available by appointment. (510) 668-2588.
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