Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

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6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr S, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States
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858 459 2314

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Operating Hours
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Open now
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Situated in La Jolla, less than 3 miles south of La Jolla Shores, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial was built in 1954 to honor every U.S. veteran, living or deceased, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Along with a massive cross, there are also a series of 11 walls displaying more than 3,500 granite plaques devoted to individual military persons and their accomplishments. Volunteer docents are on hand to answer questions. The memorial conducts ceremonies honoring veterans each Friday morning as well as special events on holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day. In addition to its solemn purposes, the site atop its namesake mountain boasts exceptional views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown San Diego and, to the east, the mountains.

Visitors frequently remark on the beautifully realized tribute to servicemen and women, as well as the unrivaled views of the surrounding area.

The memorial is open daily at 7 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. There is no admission charge. There’s a parking lot a short walk from the site.


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