Front exterior building at San Francisco Columbarium


San Francisco Columbarium

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San Francisco Columbarium provides cremation services and custom niches for our families in San Francisco, California. Guests who explore our columbarium's elegant rooms will find more than a repository for the cremated remains of those who have passed. Here, we showcase and honor cherished memories of life.


  • Catered Receptions
  • Event Space
  • Chapel
  • Cremation Memorials
  • Multicultural Funerals
  • Water Feature


A San Francisco landmark

Columbarium at San Francisco ColumbariumSan Francisco Columbarium was constructed in 1898 by Bernard J.S. Cahill as part of the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Our San Francisco Columbarium is among California and San Francisco's most prized architectural treasures. The building represents a beautiful example of neoclassical architecture and features a large rotunda, intricate stained glass windows, mosaic tile floors and over 8,000 interment spaces.

In the early 1900s, the city of San Francisco disallowed ground burials and eventually mandated the closure and removal of area cemeteries. Our columbarium remained the lone survivor of San Francisco's 4 major cemeteries, allowing us to grow and offer families personalized cremation services.

We honor veterans

San Francisco Columbarium understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

San Francisco Funeral Home

San Francisco Funeral Home, located on the premises, provides one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a person’s passions and personality. Whether you want a simple service with treasured photographs and beloved music or an elaborately themed celebration of life ceremony with a batting cage, ballpark food and takeaway baseballs, the compassionate funeral home team will guide you every step of the way.

Expanding to meet the community's needs

Columbarium at San Francisco ColumbariumIn 2012, construction finished on 3 new niche facilities: Hall of Olympians, Hall of Titans and Hall of Heroes. Each niche facility complements the grounds surrounding the columbarium, while preserving the elegance and grandeur of the original structure.

Conveniently located in the Richmond District, our columbarium and the adjacent Franciscan Room, Fountain Court and Hall of Olympians are the only active nondenominational cemetery properties in the city of San Francisco.

Tour our columbarium

Our San Francisco team welcomes you to tour the grounds. We're open 7 days a week for your convenience. We proudly support our community and consider it an honor to serve you.

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