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Obscura Society SF: Tour of San Francisco's Beautiful Columbarium

Please join us for a docent-led tour of this gorgeous, historic building

Built in 1898 by architect and cartographer Bernard J.S. Cahill, the columbarium was originally part of the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Once all but abandoned, now restored and operated by the Neptune Society, it is all that remains of the four large cemeteries that were once in the Richmond District, and one of only a handful of burial grounds remaining in the city of San Francisco following the mass relocation of the cemeteries in the early 20th century.

Join us for a private small group tour of this historic and lovely structure. The columbarium's resident docent will take us on a tour of its neo-classical architectural design which features a large rotunda, stained glass windows, mosaic tile floors and over 8,000 internment spaces and tell us about its functions past and present.


  • Address: Neptune Society Columbarium, 1 Lorraine Court, San Francisco
  • Friday, Nov 22 10-11 am
  • Advance tickets required
  • Tickets: $10 A portion of the proceeds go to support the ongoing work at the Columbarium