San Diego History Center

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For all things San Diego, visit the San Diego History Center. You will learn about the history of San Diego and see amazing old photos of SD.


  • $8 Adults
  • $6 Seniors (65+), Students, Military
  • $4 Children (6-17)
  • Free Children Under 6
  • 2nd Tuesday of the Month: Residents Free Tuesday. Free for San Diego City and County Residents and Active Military and their Dependents.

Daily 10am-5pm


Yes (Between SDHC and MOPA)



1649 El Prado Suite 3, San Diego CA 92101

Detailed Description:

Do you know San Diego history? The San Diego History Center aims to make you an expert! Started in 1928 by George W. Marston (famous civil leader in San Diego…also built the Marston House), the Center hosts exhibitions that explore contemporary San Diego, historic San Diego and the future of San Diego. Place of Promise is one of its permanent collections. It tells about San Diego history and includes Walk on San Diego, a 30 feet by 30 feet interactive map of San Diego with murals by Charles Reiffel of San Diego County and Building an Early Identity that focuses on the first inhabitants of San Diego. Life on Presidio Hill is another permanent exhibit that shows the history of the hill above Old Town.


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