The model for Ramona’s Marriage Place in Helen Hunt Jackson’s novel, the Adobe Chapel was originally built in 1850. This historic site is also used as a venue for weddings, lectures, musical performances, and plays.
Dedicated to preserving the Native American history of San Diego County, Barona Cultural Center & Museum holds a collection of more than 3,000 artifacts as well as photograph and archival collections.
Enter the world of sharks, living coral reefs, seahorses, and more and explore interactive exhibitions showcasing the cutting-edge discoveries of Scripps Institution of Oceanography!
The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center is dedicated to preserve, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, art, crafts, and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Nacion in South San Diego County.
San Diego's National Park commemorates Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's 1542-1543 West Coast exploration, Point Loma's 19th c. lighthouses and San Diego's WWII coast defenses, and protects sensitive tide pools and coastal sage scrub habitat.
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture, and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.
Four galleries explore Coronado's early history, Navy and Army's role in Coronado, Hotel del Coronado and Tent City. Special exhibit gallery changes quarterly.
The only official Marine Corps Aviation Museum in the U.S., including over 40 aircraft and other military equipment and vehicles, History of Women Marines exhibit, and a Museum Store.
The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) is housed in the historic district's oldest standing structure, the William Heath Davis House (1850). As the steward of the Gaslamp Quarter's architecture, culture and history, GQHF operates the house museum to share information about San Diego's early history through exhibitions, tours of the house, and guided tours of the Gaslamp neighborhood, Tuesday – Saturday. Niche tours for those interested in paranormal investigations are available Friday evenings with an experienced docent, and once a month with an outside team of researchers. Please visit www.gaslampquarter.org for all GQHF program details.