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San Diego History Center

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Business hours

Sunday 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.

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
$6 Adults
$4 Seniors (65+), Students and Military (I.D. required)
$2 Children ages 6-17
Free Children under 6
San Diego History Center members receive unlimited free admission.

Upcoming events at San Diego History Center

Ongoing events at San Diego History Center

Event Time Category

Balboa Park History Stroll

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - noon Lectures

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Progress Of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour

Every Wednesday
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Lectures

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

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