Monday, October 19, 2015

Dublin, CA - Pioneer Cemetery & Heritage Park And Museum

Matt and I found ourselves In Dublin, CA over the weekend. After powering through a big bowl of vegan pho from Blossom Vegan we searched on our phones for a cemetery to explore. We came across the Pioneer Cemetery,  one that we had not visited before. After a few minutes in the car we found ourselves at the Dublin Harvest Festival. At first from the parking lot we thought Google let us down again but after walking around a tractor pull and kids playing in hay we came across the cemetery and it felt magical! 
 Tucked away from the road and among historical buildings sets this small cemetery. The big movers and shakers that built the town and their families are buried here. The fall leaves were scattered around, a tractor pull was driving through the cemetery road and the old equipment near the barn made me feel like I went back in time.

Matt and I even took a tour of the small museum built into what was I believe the original town church. What was cool about the museum was that they had a cemetery section. I found out about the angel above made from the finest Italian stone for a daughter gone to soon in the museum. After vandals destroyed the first one it was replaced. They have part of the first one under glass in the museum along with a headstone you can do a rubbing on and cemetery facts.

Piece of original angel behind glass in the museum.

The cemetery is great for a walk through tour were you are the guide. Like I said it is intimate in size but it has lots of character. Each historical family has a plaque with facts about their lives and deaths. It is very interesting to read each one and then look at the family stones. 

The leaves are falling. 

Matt being all nature-y. I got on the logs too but they were wobbly and my balance sucks. If I stayed on the logs longer this post might have ended with me reviewing the nearest hospital! But as you can see the cemetery is in the background. Families were walking through that day and people were having fun. We got there at the tail end of the event but I could tell it was a nice day. 

If you ever find yourself in Dublin, CA stop by the cemetery and the museum. There is vegan food near by and vegan options in the mall like a block away.


  1. It's always fun having new adventures exploring, this cemetary looks like a really lovely place and I think its cool that you can take a bit of a self guided tour via the museum. I love that photo you took of the original angel under the glass case - there's something really striking about it.

  2. These photos are beautiful! Sounds like a lovely day. :)