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San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center, located in the heart of Balboa Park, is the headquarters of the San Diego Historical Society. Here you will not only find a collection of intriguing exhibitions that chronicle San Diego’s diverse history, but also a Research Library. This is home to over 45 million pieces of paper and 2.5 million images that document the people, places and events of San Diego’s past.

In addition to the exhibitions at the Museum of San Diego History, the museum also presents a number of public programs including lectures, workshops and educational programs.

The Museum of San Diego History is FREE every second Tuesday of the month. See the full Free Tuesday schedule here.

$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+), Students and Military (I.D. required)
$6 Children ages 6-17
Free Children under 6
San Diego History Center members receive unlimited free admission.

Upcoming event at San Diego History Center

Fashion Redux Grand Reveal

  • Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • A fashion show 90 years in the making. The San Diego History Center and the Fashion Program at San Diego Mesa College have teamed up to bring a truly unique fashion show event inspired by the past nine decades of fashion in San Diego. This entertaining and educational event features student designs inspired by garments from the History Center’s Historic Clothing and Textile collection! Live voting by event attendees for ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego History Center

'Marston’s History Emporium: A Hands-on Learning Lab'Starts October 11, 2017

Fashion Redux Grand RevealApril 26, 2018

Community Historian May 8, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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