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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.

Admission
$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

'San Diego Jews, World War I, And The Growth Of Local Benevolence'

  • Thursday, September 7, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. In commemoration of that and as part of the program series related to "Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community," the San Diego History Center is hosting a public lecture by Laurel Schwartz of the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego on the impact of WWI on San Diego’s ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego History Center

'Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage Of San Diego's Jewish Community'Starts March 12, 2017

'San Diego Jews, World War I, And The Growth Of Local Benevolence'September 7, 2017

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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