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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


Events to check out


22nd Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
Feb 18, 2018

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a delicious Chinese banquet, special cultural celebration, and a surprise performance! Individual seats and tables available for the event. To RSVP or for...


Exhibit: Life & Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien

San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
Feb 22, 2018

As a part of the Living Legends Series, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s newest exhibition focuses on Dr. Shih-Liang Chien, his family, and their precepts, or family rules for living....


Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2018

Happy New Year! Gong Hei Fat Choy! Join us for our 2018 Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair, taking place on February 24th & 25th (3rd Avenue and J Street) in San Diego's historic Chinatown...


Guest Artist: Mr. Dongsheng Gao

San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
Feb 25, 2018

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is thrilled to have guest artist Mr. Dongsheng Gao join us for one day only as he visits the West Coast from China. Mr. Gao is an expert in a unique art form:...


  • 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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