Cemetery Overview
The Presidio of Monterey (Presidio) Main Post Cemetery is one of the most beautiful Army Post cemeteries across the nation. The Presidio Main Post Cemetery was originally established in the vicinity of the installation's prior Post Headquarters, now Building 277. Those originally interred there were moved to the cemetery at the Presidio of San Francisco. The new Presidio Cemetery was established at its current location in 1904 and has served the post and community ever since. The cemetery was rededicated on May 29th, 2010 following a major restoration effort by the POM garrison command office. The restoration efforts consisted of headstone realignment, sprinkler installations, and a major landscaping refurbishment; making it one of the most efficient cemeteries. The number of visitors the cemetery receives and the events that regularly take place there are a testament to the continued strong ties with the community and honor we should bestow to our long fallen veterans. Launch Army Cemeteries Explorer for Presidio of Monterey Main Post Cemetery here to locate a gravesite.



Visit Our Cemetery
Because the Presidio of Monterey Main Post Cemetery resides on an active U.S. Army installation, all non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification should call ahead for information on how to properly obtain gate access. Visitors can obtain access information and assistance from the Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs Office by calling 831-242-5555 or the Presidio of Monterey's Cemetery Responsible Official at 831-242-7926. The cemetery has general parking available.


The cemetery is open to the public during daylight hours. There are generally no staff members present.

One Cemetery Responsible Official from the Presidio of Monterey (Presidio), an active U.S. Army installation located in Monterey, CA, provides oversight and administrative support for the Presidio Cemetery to include one additional cemetery located in Benicia, California. Grounds maintenance is cared for by the Presidio Directorate of Public Works. The Presidio Cemetery falls under the responsibility of the Presidio Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command.

Established: 1902 
First Recorded Interment:  3/26/1904 
Location: Mason Rd., Monterey CA 93944 
Burials: 431 (U.S. Military Personnel; Civilians; Foreign Personnel; EPOWs) 
Columbarium: No 
Acres:  1 acre
Status:  Closed to any future interments 
Last Interment/Inurnment: 10/22/2017 


The Presidio of Monterey Main Post Cemetery is located in Monterey, California. The closest major airport to Monterey, California is Monterey Regional Airport (MRY/ KMRY). This airport is 4 miles from the center of Monterey, CA.

Presidio of Monterey
Public Affairs Office

Bldg. 614, Rasmussen Hall

Presidio of Monterey
Directorate of Public Works 

Bldg 4463 Gigling Road

PVT George S. Johnson
Buffalo Soldier
Section I, Grave 1
Died 3/26/1904

Petrum R. Frazier
Buffalo Soldier; Cook
Section I, Grave 24 Died 5/19/1909

PVT Thomas Polk
Buffalo Soldier
Section I, Grave 38
Died 9/13/1911