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SD Veteran Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

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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.

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 events at SD Veteran Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

Balboa Swing Dance Workshop

Date Today, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost $15 - $50
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Balboa Swing Dance Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 20
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dance

The Hep Spot – Holiday Hop With Live Music!

Sunday, Dec. 21
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dance

Ongoing events at SD Veteran Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

Event Time Category

'The Military In Balboa Park - A History'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

'The Military In Balboa Park - A History'

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

'The Military In Balboa Park - A History'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

'The Military In Balboa Park - A History'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

'The Military In Balboa Park - A History'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

'The Military In Balboa Park - A History'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

Past events