San Diego History Center, San Diego

Currently Open
  • Address: Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, 92101, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6192326203
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
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About San Diego History Center, San Diego

The centre is quite old, established in 1928, and does an excellent job of research, archiving, exhibitions, and events. It is the only museum in California dedicated to the Spanish Colonial Period. It receives over 150000 visitors every year. Their collections include 45 million documents, 2.5 million historic photographs, 1700 oral histories, 1500 films, 15000 artefacts and also 7000 clothing items. This massive collection gives them immense research and exhibition flexibility. Some of the center's collection is housed in the Serra Museum. Check the center's website for upcoming events.

San Diego History Center Opening and Closing Hours

  • Research Library Hours Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 1pm.

How To reach San Diego History Center by Public Transport

  • By Bus 7 stop Park Bl & Village Pl.

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  • Outstanding, interesting and visually enjoyable. Great for kids and adults. So much information. Join and get all the benefits as well as giving to a non profit. So much to do and see.

  • Nice little museum. The movie provides one with a nice history of the park.

  • One room focuses on history on an architect, one room on San Diego history, one room on Jewish history, another on the San Diego Zoo and finally a small alcove on Black history. All in all, everything is well laid out. You can start on the left as you enter and walk through everything except the zoo and the alcove. They are easy to get to though as you continue.

  • It was alright... Nothing particularly stood out or caught my eye. We left after about 15 minutes. Not much to see here, to be honest.

  • The exhibits were great. They were informative and grabbed the attention of all ages. The staff was all friendly and helpful.

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