San Diego Chinese Historical Museum23 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 404 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
- Timings: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6193389888
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, Exhibition , Specialty Museums
The building, built in 1927, used to first function as a Chinese Consulate. Made into a museum in 1996, the place has been turned into a high-tech interactive museum exploring the contributions of Chinese Americans to local culture. To this effect the museum organises exhibits, lectures and other events. Explore the history of San Diego’s Chinatown. Celebrate events like Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The garden outside is beautiful too - waterfalls and ponds and stone paths. The exhibits focus mainly on Chinese art and craft. Check out the 1500-year-old limestone Buddha head.
Entrance Ticket Details For San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
- Free for under 12.
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Hours
- Docent guided tours are held on the first Saturday of each month, 11am-12pm, free with museum admission.
How to Reach San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
- Bus 3 stop 5th Av & G St
- Bus 11 stop 1st Av & G St
- Green line stop Convention Center Station
- By Car
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0.27% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Chinese Historical Museum in their plan
66.67% of people start their San Diego Chinese Historical Museum visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Reviews & Ratings
This was amazing! Great place for kids and adults I loved it and so did my daughter! They have great staff!a
Very cool to see this in Downtown San Diego. The Chinese have a long history in San Diego and all of California. Open mainly daytime hours and closed Mo days I think.
This was a fun place to visit and had some neat things to see. It is pretty small though and only took about 30 minutes to see everything.
I looked at the website before visiting and was excited to see the exhibits they advertised. However when we went there was only one crowded unorganized room with pieces on display. Less of a museum and more of a gift shop there were signs banning us from the second floor. The coolest thing was a koi pond out back. Definitely not worth the five dollar entry, the struggle to find parking, or the money I put in the parking meter.
This is a gem. Don't miss it. A quick visit will do.