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San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum

Educate, Inspire, Preserve, and Celebrate!

SDCHM’s mission is to create a deeper understanding of China and Chinese America through programs in education, culture and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our diverse San Diego community. Located in the heart of San Diego’s downtown Asian Pacific Historic District, SDCHM is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary with special events, exhibitions, and programs. Over the past twenty years, SDCHM has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, collected thousands of ethnographic artifacts, and hosted hundreds of educational programs and exhibitions. Today, SDCHM remains a platform for celebrating multiculturalism, enriching the community, and showcasing San Diego as an international cultural tourist destination.


Neighborhood: Downtown

404 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 338-9888


TUESDAY 10:30AM – 4:00PM
WEDNESDAY 10:30AM – 4:00PM
THURSDAY 10:30AM – 4:00PM
FRIDAY 10:30AM – 4:00PM
SATURDAY 10:30AM – 4:00PM
SUNDAY 12:00PM – 4:00PM



  • Open Tuesday-Saturday - 10:30 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday - Noon - 4:00 pm
  • General admission is $5
  • SDCHM members and children under 12 are free

Ongoing Events:

  • Museum and Garden Tour: 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 am. Please RSVP.
  • Walking Tour: Every 2nd Saturday of the month, $10. Please RSVP.
  • Special Lectures: Every 3rd Saturday of the month. Please RSVP.
  • Free Tai Chi in the Garden: Every Saturday, 9am-10am. Please RSVP.
  • Mandarin Meetup: Every Wednesday, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Please RSVP.

More Information

  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult

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