San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

If you like Chinatown, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will get you cultured on San Diego’s past. With its diverse exhibits on Chinese and Chinese-American history, this Museum is perfect for the Far East lovers.


  • $2 General Admission
  • Free Children 12 and Under

Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-4pm
Sunday noon-4pm
Closed Mondays





404 Third Avenue, San Diego CA 92101


Detailed Description:
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum specializes in Chinese and Chinese-American history.  Located in the Gaslamp of San Diego, this Museum is housed in the old Chinese Mission building and has been for more than 15 years. Its roots began in 1986 when the San Diego Chinese Historical Society was formed in order to rescue the Chinese Mission building in San Diego. It achieved its goal and the building eventually became a home for the museum in 1996 (this was the year the museum first opened).

The Museum holds great exhibitions featuring Chinese-American history and everything related. It also has a wonderful garden to relax–it holds a small waterfall, stream, fishpond and a bronze statue of Confucius.


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