DISCOVER THE BEAUTIFUL AND SOMBER FORT HUACHUCA CEMETERY
By Buddy Blouin
Deep in south Arizona, closer to Mexico than Phoenix, the state capital, lies Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, AZ. This U.S. Army-controlled military installation is one of the elite bases in charge of developing and testing intelligence for operations that keep our country safe from threats both domestic and abroad. But long before the invention of computers, the Internet, and WiFi, Ft. Huachuca has been helping both defend this country and honor those who have served her. The Fort Huachuca Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 4,100 people comprised of Veterans, civilians, Native Americans, and unknowns. Located right outside of the actual fort, visitors can access the cemetery to visit loved ones or pay respects to those quietly resting in the Huachuca Mountains. Before you go, we’ve got you covered with some helpful information to make your visit a smooth one.
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Visiting the Fort Huachuca Post CemeteryGetting to the Fort Huachuca Cemetery can be achieved with ease. Located only a mile away from the Fort Huachuca Museum, it’s a great place to remember the sacrifice of those who came before us and to pay them the respect they deserve. You’ll want to set your GPS to 104 Burt Rd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85613, and it will take you to the final resting place of these brave individuals.
Planning Your TripSome things are universal. When visiting a cemetery of any kind, it’s important to be respectful not only of those who are resting but also of mourners. You’ll want to stay on the designated paths, respect any notices, and keep the volume of your conversations at a respectable level. The care of the 7.3 acres that make up this property is contracted to a private company, and there is almost always a lack of any sort of staff available. With that in mind, the public is still welcome to visit the grounds daily. Here’s what you need to know:
- The Fort Huachuca Cemetery hours show that the facility is open every day during daylight hours.
- Visitors will find that the Fort Huachuca Cemetery has generous parking available.
- The grounds are wheelchair accessible, and all are welcomed.
- For better navigation, be sure to use a Fort Huachuca Interment Map that can help you move about the grounds.
1 (520) 533-1443or the Mortuary Affairs Office at
1 (520) 533-5033.
Fort Huachuca Is a Stunning Setting for Those Most DeservingIf you take a look around, you’ll see a humble stillness in the beauty of this place. It’s a stark contrast to the somber reason for visiting but a great reminder of what we have to be thankful for as those who are laid to rest nearby fought hard to defend such lands for all of us. The Fort Huachuca Cemetery continues to accept those who qualify for burial and averages around five new entries per year. Whether you are a local or just passing through, the cemetery is a great place to practice gratitude through reflection and meditation.
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