San Diego History Center, San Diego

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San Diego History Center, San Diego - Address, Phone Number

Address: Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: +1-6192326203

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • 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.

  • They got one room which tells the history of the county, the rest were kind of random. There is a 30 minute video which was quite nice as well. Free attendance, at least on Sunday when I went.

  • Great little museum with a great pricing sturcture. Donation based so you leave a donation once you have viewed the exibits. Great to learn abiut San Diego and the surroundings in Balboa Park. Nice staff, great exibits and a cool place out of the sun to check out.

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