Junipero Serra Museum15 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Presidio Park, 2727 Presidio Dr, San Diego, CA 92103, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192326203
- Tags: Museums, History Museums
This Spanish Revival style building, operated by the San Diego History Center, was built in 1925. Its location is one of the most historically significant not merely in San Diego, but in all of the Western United States, as the site of one of the first European Settlements here in 1769. Today, like the rest of Presidio Park, it is mainly used as a wedding and event venue. The museum also houses a part of the collection of the San Diego History Center.
Entrance Ticket Details For Junipero Serra Museum
- $4 Seniors, Students, Retired Military, Military Dependents & $3 for age 6-17.
- Free for Children under 6, Active Duty Military, or holders of the History Center Museum.
Junipero Serra Museum Hours
- September first week - May: On Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
- The museum announces closures on its page in the San Diego History website.
- Times may be different from June - August. Check page in the San Diego History website for details.
How to Reach Junipero Serra Museum
- Bus 88 stop Taylor St & Presidio Dr
- By Car
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0.18% of people who visit San Diego include Junipero Serra Museum in their plan
66.67% of people start their Junipero Serra Museum visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Junipero Serra Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Junipero Serra Museum
Junipero Serra Museum Reviews & Ratings
Quick facts: Size: Very small Price: Free (donations) Est time in museum: 15 - 20 minutes Recommended for: Locals interested in San Diego's early history Best Feature: None really. Small mission/museum. Much smaller than I thought it would be. It is on top of a hill so you get some decent views of the surrounding area, although there are large trees that obscure the views. The 'museum' is primarily one main area, about the same size as a small chapel and a smaller room as you go up the mission tower. There is a small trail area next to the museum if you wanted to take a walk. Overall a peaceful location. When I visited there in the summer there wasn't anything on display in the main areas other than a few Indian artifacts in a glass display. The other 'displays' were mainly text and some old pictures explaining the local indian culture in early San Diego. So it seems as though they do not have exhibits on display all year round in the main area. The mission itself didn't appear to be in the best condition as well. Would I recommend a visit? Probably not especially if you have to drive more than a few miles just to see it, but it is right next to Old Town, so if you have time at the end of your day, you can stop by for a quick look, but you wouldn't be missing much if you didn't.
My mom and I visited the museum recently and liked it. Admission is free but they do ask for donations. Museum is very small and surrounding areas are beautiful. Happy we visited
Needs improvements Nothing fascinating about this location. Could be really cool if they had more lightning and blocked freeway noise with Bamboo. Very little parking.
When though it was closed. Good view and river exhibit in back, excellent. Will have to go back.
The first mission in California, 1769, not to be missed for the history, gardens and lovely church (still offering Mass and weddings)