Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

To learn more about those who served in the military with exhibits, memorabilia and photos, visit this museum.


  • $5 Adults
  • $4 Seniors (65+), Veterans
  • $2 Students
  • Free Children 12 and Under
  • Free Active Duty Military and their Dependents
  • 2nd Tuesday of the Month: Residents Free Tuesday. Free for San Diego City and County Residents and Active Military and their Dependents.

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm
Closed Mondays





2115 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92101

Detailed Description:

Started in 1989, the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center is located in the old San Diego Naval Hospital Chapel where there is a rich history in itself. The Old Naval Hospital was built during World War II and was built in the same style as the rest of Balboa Park’s neo-classical Spanish Colonial style. The 19 stained glass windows make a great sight with their scenes from different aspects of the military (Nurses Window, Chaplains Window, etc).

The Museum aims to honor and continue on the memory of all the men and women who served in the military and they do so through exhibitions, events and programs. The East Entrance to the Museum holds the Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial, honoring those who served and died or remain missing from the Vietnam War. It’s lit and available to visit 24 hours a day.

The exhibits feature photos, memorabilia and more from World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, Desert Storm, Women in the Military and paintings by local artists of military subjects. They also cover all branches of the service and even have artifacts dating back to the Civil War.


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*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.