Military Reenlistments

Military Reenlistments at Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument has a long military history and many choose to hold their reenlistment ceremonies here.

Reenlistment ceremonies do require a special permit.

Cabrillo National Monument waives the $100 application fee for active duty military reenlistments. We just ask that before your ceremony you need to fill out a Permit Application and submit it to us.

Ceremony's with less than 10 people attending are welcome to be held anywhere on trail at the park with two exceptions, not down at the Tidepools, and not blocking the public from accessing pathways or areas of the park (ie a sidewalk to the lighthouse). If you have more than 10 people attending we ask that you reenlistment take place at the event bluff.

Usually reenlistment's are simple affairs but please review our general guidelines.

Email us to check the availability of your preferred date.

Permits requests are accepted by email or you can hand deliver or mail them to the park:

Cabrillo National Monument
C/O Special Use Permits
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Bluff Event Site
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Bluff Event Site is a scenic place for your reenlistment ceremony.

NPS Photo

Map showing location of the Event Bluff at Cabrillo
Event Bluff Site on a map of Cabrillo National Monument

Last updated: February 12, 2017

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


(619) 557-5450

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