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SAN DIEGO MUSEUM - MUSEUMS IN SAN DIEGO CA

San Diego MuseumsSan Diego Museum - There is no shortage of museums in San Diego. They run the gamut from nature, railroads, military, art, space and the well preserved. It is guaranteed there is a museum somewhere in the city that will satisfy you.

Most of the city’s museums are located in Balboa Park, which is just minutes from downtown. All the museums in the park are worth a visit, but the more popular ones are the Natural History Museum, Museum of Man, Museum of Art, the Railroad Museum, and the Aerospace Museum. Every Tuesday select museums offer free admission so bring the kids and make a day of it!

But don’t limit yourself to Balboa Park. Old Town has a wonderful Sheriff’s Museum with displays of old guns, badges, uniforms, and other Wild West memorabilia. While there also visit the Serra House. This mission-style building was built in 1929 to commemorate the site where the first mission was established. The museum showcases various artifacts such as clothing, furniture, tools and housewares.

SanDiego Midway MuseumDowntown has several museums as well. The Midway Museum offers self-guided audio tours of America’s longest serving aircraft carrier. The William Heath Davis House built in 1850 is the oldest structure in San Diego. The Firehouse Museum has a large collection of fire-fighting equipment from around the world. And just 30 minutes north of downtown is Carlsbad, home of the Museum of Making Music.

Your options are limitless. If you plan on visiting more than one museum set aside at least one or even two full days to be able to spend enough time at each place to fully appreciate it. Most Museums in San Diego are located within only a few minutes of one another so getting to the next museum isn’t a problem.

Balboa Park
Visitor’s Center
1-619-239-0512
www.balboapark.org

Sheriff’s Museum
2384 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
1-619-260-1850
www.sheriffmuseum.org

Serra House
2727 Presidio Dr., Presidio Park
San Diego, CA 92110
1-619-297-3258
www.sandiegohistory.org

Midway Museum
Located downtown at the Navy Pier
1-619-544-9600
www.midway.org

William Heath Davis House
410 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
1-619-233-4692
www.gaslampquarter.org

Firehouse Museum
Corner of Columbia & Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101
1-619-232-FIRE
www.globalinfo.com/noncomm/firehouse

Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Dr. (1st Flr.)
Carlsbad, CA 92008
1-877-551-9976
www.museumofmakingmusic.org