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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

'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914'

  • Friday, November 17, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • During the early months of WWI on the battle fields in Belgium, thousands of men put down their guns and left the protection of trenches to meet their enemies in “no man’s land." They exchanged gifts of tobacco, rum and chocolates, even photographs of loved ones. They sang songs, played a game of soccer, and buried each other’s dead. Upon orders from above, they eventually returned to their trenches and ... Read more

All upcoming events at Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

Swing Dance Mondays In OctoberStarts October 9, 2017

'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914'November 17, 2017

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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