Forest Lawn Cemetery: Most Patriotic Place in LA

Field review by the editors.

Los Angeles, California

Forest Lawn's Hollywood Hills cemetery has an outdoor "Court of Liberty" that's one of the grandest-scaled patriotic shrines in all of America. Its four sides include a statue of George Washington atop a towering "Washington Monument," the World's Largest Historical Mosaic (162 feet long with 25 patriotic scenes made from 10 million pieces of glass), a statue of Lincoln in front of his own big mosaic, and a statue of Jefferson that seems neglected by comparison.

Also here, a full-size reproduction of Paul Revere's Old North Church. Behind the giant mosaic is the Hall of Liberty where you can watch a free half-hour film about the American Revolution, which made all of this possible.

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Forest Lawn Cemetery: Most Patriotic Place in LA

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Address:
6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
From the cemetery entrance at Forest Lawn Drive, follow Memorial Drive to the back of the cemetery. Bear right just before the church and you'll see the Court of Liberty straight ahead.
Hours:
Daily 8 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
323-254-3131
RA Rates:
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