Welcome to Cypress Lawn

A Bay Area Treasure, Faithfully Preserved Since 1892

In the late 1800s, Hamden Holmes Noble envisioned a sanctuary of healing and beauty nestled alongside the Bay Area peninsula. His dream became a reality with the establishment of Cypress Lawn. Over the past century, many larger-than-life individuals have been laid to rest here, characters who were integral to California’s early years – and the foundation of the West. Their memories echo throughout our hallowed grounds, a treasured part of the fabric of our compelling and unique heritage.

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A Sanctuary of Unparalleled Natural Beauty

Cypress Lawn is a serene oasis within the Bay Area. Not only is it rich in cultural and historical significance, but it’s also a place surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and captivating views. Visitors come to Cypress Lawn to plan their arrangements, tour our internationally recognized arboretum, and view our exquisite architecture. Death is part of the circle of life, but we want this to be a place where both the young and the old can visit to enjoy and savor life.

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Over 100 Years of Service, and We're Just Getting Started

Although Cypress Lawn has helped families grieve death and celebrate life for more than a century, we never stop seeking possibilities that will enable us to better serve Bay Area families. It’s our honor to assist people of all faiths and ethnicities, and we do so with compassion and expertise. Your preferences and traditions matter to us. We will help you memorialize your loved one in a way that truly reflects who they were, whether that’s through a funeral, burial, or cremation.

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PLAN AHEAD

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DISCOVER

Take a trolley tour of our memorial park

A free, docent-led tour of our historic and beautiful grounds

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History Feature: The Veterans Laid to Rest at Cypress Lawn

Every year, November 11th offers our neighbors in the Bay Area an opportunity to honor military service members from all walks of life. Each Veterans Day, our professional staff at Cypress Lawn commemorates this federal holiday by remembering those who…
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The Most Frequently Asked Questions We Receive About Funerals

A funeral can look very different, depending on where you live in the world. Many cultures across the globe take their own unique approaches to death-related ceremonies and traditions. For example, when someone dies in Mexico, family and friends often…
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Dancing on the Brink of the World

VOLUME V: HERITAGE By Cypress Lawn Arboretum Director Josh Gevertz   While truly an indigenous tree only in the pocket remnants of ancient groves found at Point Lobos and Pebble Beach along the Monterey peninsula, Hesperocyparis macrocarpa is today a culturally…
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Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park
1370 El Camino Real · Colma, CA 94014

Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service
977 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2 Park Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010

Miller Dutra Coastside Funeral
645 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Wherever you are, we’re not far away

Serving the San Francisco bay area with locations in:

Colma
San Mateo
Half Moon Bay
Burlingame

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