Historic Destinations in San Diego

Must-see San Diego museums for the whole family

  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - From sailing and commercial fishing to expeditions and naval missions, Maritime Museum of San Diego has galleries that represent them all. Board the 1914 Pilot for a cruise or relive 1870 as a crew member on the Star of India. (619) 234-9153
  •  Mission San Diego de Alcala - Founded in 1769 Mission San Diego de Alcala was the first of 21 to be established in Southern California. This mission was most industrious, converting 1405 people to Christianity, and harvesting from 50,000 acres. (619) 283-7319
  • Old Point Loma Lighthouse - Opened in 1855, this majestic lighthouse stood watch in San Diego Bay for 36 years and is an iconic San Diego attraction. At a height of 462 feet, Point Loma’s light was the highest in the nation during its time. (619) 557-5450
  •  Old Town San Diego Historical Park - Old Town San Diego features five authentic adobes at this village that includes a museum, restaurants and shops. Take a guided walking tour to learn about the Spanish-American War and the Gold Rush.  (619) 220-5422
  • San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum / U.S.S. Midway - Learn about the U.S.S. Midway’s 47 years of service, from World War II to Desert Storm. Experience naval life as you explore the 60 exhibits and 24 vessels housed here. Try out one of three flight simulators. (619) 544-9600
  • San Diego Natural History Museum - Located in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum is a fun place to visit for kids. Check out the insects in the Backyard Monsters exhibit, where robotic bugs, 11 feet high and 22 feet long, loom over visitors. (877) 946-7797

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