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San Diego History Center

Preserving our region's history since 1928.

Housing over 2.5 million historical photographs, 45 million documents, 7,000 pieces of costume and textiles, and 13,000 objects that depict everyday life, the San Diego History Center is the leading historical attraction in the city, and one of only a few institutions around the world that is dedicated to the sharing the history of a major city! San Diego History Center is dedicated to helping people of all ages learn about, and enjoy, the history of San Diego, and to appreciate how our past, present, and future are interrelated.

Neighborhood: Downtown

1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 232-6203
events@sandiegohistory.org

Hours

Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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What's at San Diego History Center?

  • Hands-on, interactive exhibitions showcasing San Diego's rich history
  • Over 2.5 million historic photographs to view in the Research Library
  • Walk On San Diego, our wall to wall floormap of the region
  • Don't miss the History Center Store to find unique, historical gifts

Check Out Junípero Serra Museum:

  • The only museum in California dedicated to the Spanish Colonial Period
  • This major San Diego landmark is where European settlement of San Diego began
  • Stunning 270 degree views of downtown, San Diego Bay, Mission Bay and La Jolla

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Kid Friendly

What's at San Diego History Center?

  • Hands-on, interactive exhibitions showcasing San Diego's rich history
  • Over 2.5 million historic photographs to view in the Research Library
  • Walk On San Diego, our wall to wall floormap of the region
  • Don't miss the History Center Store to find unique, historical gifts

Check Out Junípero Serra Museum:

  • The only museum in California dedicated to the Spanish Colonial Period
  • This major San Diego landmark is where European settlement of San Diego began
  • Stunning 270 degree views of downtown, San Diego Bay, Mission Bay and La Jolla

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior

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