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*SOLD OUT* Obscura Society SF: Flashlight Exploration of Old Lincoln Park Cemetery

*RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER* Join historian John Martini for an evening wander of one of the city's lost graveyards, where bodies still lie unmarked

Grab a trusty flashlight and join us at Lincoln Park and its imposing Palace of the Legion of Honor, once the site of San Francisco’s paupers’ graveyard – the nearly forgotten City Cemetery at Lands End. On this nighttime walk we’ll visit a former Chinese funerary temple set in a grove of cypress trees, a towering iron monument to sailors who died far from home, and the site of a macabre mass grave discovered in the not-very-distant past. Flashlights required.

Guiding us on our exploration will be retired National Parks Ranger, historian, historical preservationist, author and lecturer John A. Martini. Mr. Martini is a 4th generation San Franciscan and has worked across the American West but his professional focus is primarily on this incredible city we call home.


  • Date: Tuesday April22, 7:45-9p:45m,
  • Meet at 34th and Clement Streets in the Richmond District.
  • Tour starts promptly at 7p:45m. Please allow time for parking.
  • Bring a flashlight
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking, and dress in layers suitable for the changeable weather at the coast
  • This is a walking tour, including some uneven terrain, and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues

Space is limited. Advance tickets requested - walk up tickets may not be available.