Located just 1 mile north of Balboa Park this San Diego hidden gem of a museum. The J.A. Cooley Museum is the private collection of Jim & Carmen Cooley. The Museum is a showcase of all things vintage with an emphasis in San Diego history. The approximately 10,000 square foot space is filled with displays of artifacts that showcase the history of technology from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The 30 antique collections include model trains, cast iron toys, spittoons, tools, cuckoo clocks, license plates, World War I posters, phonographs, typewriters, over 2,000 cameras, and musical instruments; something for everyone and all ages. The car collection is San Diego’s best collection of 100-year-old vehicles, including cars from 1886 through 1933. The majority of these cars are unrestored, one of a kind or last in existence.
Admission is $5
Hours: Mon-Sunday 11Am-4:00pm
Private tours available for groups of 10 or more
Private venuw space available please call Carmen 619-218-7390
501(C)3 JA Cooley Historic Foundation
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