One of the most popular tourist destinations in Seattle, and without a doubt the most visited gravesite in the area, belongs to martial arts expert and legend Bruce Lee.
There are many reasons why people are drawn to visit the gravesite, but for many of the visitors, it boils down to one: to pay their respects to a man who was the most influential martial artist of his time and arguably throughout history.
If you’re going to be visiting Seattle and are interested in visiting the resting place of the Legend, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Bruce Lee’s grave is located at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle in the neighborhood of Capitol Hill. The cemetery can be a bit difficult to find if you aren’t sure where you’re headed, but any GPS system should get you there as long as you put in this address:
1554 15th Ave East
Seattle, WA 98102
Once you find the cemetery, though, then the real hunt begins. The first time I was visiting the grave, I wandered around for about twenty minutes before I ended up finding it. The easy way to locate it is to head up the road on your left and as the road curves around to your right, you’ll see the location on your right.
Another thing to remember when visiting the gravesite is that it is a popular place for visitors. Both Bruce and his son Brandon are buried there side-by-side and so many people come to pay their respects.
I don’t think there’s any grave-visiting etiquette if you encounter anyone at the grave, but it goes without saying that you should be respectful of not only the gravesite but also of other visitors paying their respects.
There are so many visitors to the grave that the cemetery has to replace the sod multiple times throughout the year. So it’s likely that you won’t be the only person visiting the burial site of these two legends.
One other thing to remember before you visit is that the cemetery closes around 4:00 PM daily so you’ll want to make sure you visit before then.