You can access an online map of the Holy Cross Cemetery via Google Maps. The popular Los Angeles-based sight-seeing website Seeing-Stars.com also features a detailed map of the Holy Cross Cemetery, including notable graves and the location of the famed grotto.Continue Reading
Holy Cross Cemetery is a Catholic cemetery located in Culver City, California, just outside of Los Angeles. As the final resting places for old Hollywood stars such as John Ford and Dennis Day, Holy Cross Cemetery has become a popular tourist destination. The cemetery itself was founded in 1939 and covers over two hundred acres of land. The cemetery belongs to a group of Archdiocese-regulated and maintained cemeteries known as the Catholic Cemeteries.
The Holy Cross Cemetery is home to a large mausoleum. A mausoleum is a type of entombment that originated in the Catholic tradition. Mausoleums house a number of tombs and serve as an alternative to ground burials. The Holy Cross Cemetery also features a grotto with a waterfall, stone arch, and pond. Statues of St. Bernadette and the Virgin Mary flank the Holy Cross Cemetery's grotto. The grotto is also notable because many of the headstones of famous actors, politicians and artists are oriented around it.Learn more about Maps & Cartography