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Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
The Veterans Memorial Center, Inc. was formed in March 1989 to create, maintain and operate an institution to honor and perpetuate the memories of all men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
The Veterans Museum & Memorial Center was chartered to serve five categories of function:
Serve as a host to programs that perpetuate the memories of deceased veterans or members of the United States Armed Forces and to comfort their survivors.
Serve as a home for programs for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes that promote public awareness concerning the sacrifices and contributions of men and women who serve and have served in the Armed forces.
Serve as a venue for services and social and recreational activities for veterans, active duty personnel, and the general public, which are compatible with other purposes of the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center.
Serve as a the regular meeting place for many of the San Diego region's veterans and active-duty military organizations.
Serve as a museum presenting permanent, rotating and visiting exhibits of patriotic, military and war-related memorabilia, artifacts, photographs, and other artwork.
The site chosen for the location of the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center was the former San Diego Naval Hospital Chapel at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park, part of a complex of architecturally significant buildings with rich historical connections to the San Diego region's naval heritage.
Museum Admission Prices:
$5 for General Adult
$4 for Veterans and Seniors ($65+)
$2 for Students with Valid Student I.D.
Free Admission for:
- Museum Members,
- Active Duty Military and their Dependents with Mil I.D,
- Children 12 and under.
- San Diego residents on each second Tuesday of the month.
Upcoming event at Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
- Thursday, September 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- The Westwind Brass, San Diego's Premier Professional Brass Ensemble, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive Concert Series entitled: ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park. The Westwind Brass Ensemble, includes Elizabeth Howard, John Wilds and Karl Soukup (trumpets), Barry Toombs (horn), Eric Starr (trombone) and Bryan Smith (tuba). “After more than 32 years, Westwind ... Read more
All upcoming events at Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
Swing Dance Classes With The Hang Ten HoppersStarts June 6, 2017
Westwind Brass Concert Series ‘Brass In The Park’ September 13, 2018
Brass In the Park Concert SeriesSeptember 13, 2018