Obscura Society LA: Cemeteries of Los Angeles - Inglewood Park - Atlas Obscura


Obscura Society LA: Cemeteries of Los Angeles - Inglewood Park

Join us as we explore the final resting place for jazz musicians, gypsy kings, LA mayors, and an acid-dropping, unhittable baseball pitcher

In life and in death, there are people who always want to be noticed, who always want to be the center of attention, and who always want to be remembered, especially in the City of Angels.

From grandiose mausoleums to gardens of remembrance to absurdly tall monuments, the deceased (and their families) go to great lengths to make sure visitors remember their lives and tell their stories. Here at Obscura Society LA, we are happy to oblige.

Join us & the Southern California Gravers as we pay a visit to the historic 108-year-old Inglewood Park Cemetery, opened two years before Inglewood officially became a city.

Located right next to the Pacific Electric Red Car line, in it's heyday, the cemetery was a popular place for visitors. So much so, in fact, that the railroad had specially designed cars, like the Descanso, for the sole purpose of bringing people to the burial park. In 1913, Inglewood became the first cemetery to build a community mausoleum in the state of California. Today, this 340 acre park is home to over 73,000 forever in their eternal slumber.

Our tour will be led by Joe Walker and Luis Mata of the Southern California Gravers. They travel the city finding, learning, and discovering the cemeteries that dot this city of ours. They have made it their mission to teach others the incredible stories of those that lay forever in peace in Los Angeles. 

Notes for this adventure:

-The tour will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

-This is a cemetery, so please be respectful.

-The exact location of where we will meet-up in the cemetery will be emailed out to ticket holders closer to the date. 

-We will be outside for most of the tour, so please bring water, dress appropriately, and wear a hat and/or sunscreen.

-Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated for the upkeep of the cemetery.