Tours & Events

Self-Guided Tours

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour to navigate through the rich history of the cemetery. Please print your own self-guided tour brochure at the following link: Self-Guided Tour Brochure

2021 Tours & Events

Please check the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery's Facebook page for 2021 tour and event updates.

Saturday, July 10 - History Walking Tours

Learn the history of Santa Rosa while strolling through the grave sites of early residents during a 90-minute docent-led walk through this pioneer cemetery. Tours depart every 20 minutes from 10-11am. Meet at the Franklin Gate. Admission is free; donations appreciated. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Saturday, August 14 - McDonald Avenue Tour

Visit the graves of the McDonald's, then proceed down McDonald Avenue to view and discuss the historic homes and their early residents during a 90-minute docent-led walk through this pioneer cemetery. Tours depart every 20 minutes from 10-11am. Meet at the Franklin Gate. Admission is free; donations appreciated. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Saturday, September 11 - History Walking Tours

Learn the history of Santa Rosa while strolling through the grave sites of early residents during a 90-minute docent-led walk through this pioneer cemetery. Tours depart every 20 minutes from 10-11am. Meet at the Franklin Gate. Admission is free; donations appreciated. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Graveyard Vignettes

Watch our Graveyard Vignettes video about the popular Lamplight Tours.

Tombstones & Tales

Four small volumes of stories about people buried in the cemetery are available for purchase at tours and events ($4 each or $14 for all four).

CONTACT US

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery
1600 Franklin Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

707-543-3279
volunteer@srcity.org