San Diego History Center

Location

Casa De Balboa, Balboa Park
1649 El Prado, Suite #3
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232- 6203

Hours of Operation

San Diego History Center 
Monday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Please note the following closures:

  • Friday, April 25th: Museum will close at 3:00 p.m.

 

Research Library

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
See information on visiting the Research Library and specific Upcoming Closures

Admission

$8 Adults
$6 Seniors (65+), Students and Military (I.D. required)
$4 children ages 6-17
Free children under 6
San Diego History Center members receive unlimited free admission.

San Diego History Center is located in the heart of Balboa Park. Here you will not only find a collection of intriguing exhibitions that chronicle San Diego’s diverse history, but also our  Research Library. This is home to over 45 million pieces of paper and 2.5 million images that document the people, places and events of San Diego’s past.

In addition to the exhibitions at San Diego History Center, the museum also presents a number of public programs including lectures, workshops and educational programs.

Residents Free Tuesday

As a public service Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis. Our museum is free on the second Tuesday of the month for San Diego City & County residents, all active military and dependents; SDHC members, visitors with Balboa Park Passports, and Go San Diego / Go Los Angeles cards.

All guests must show one of the following forms of ID upon entering to prove residency: CA Driver's license, military ID, utility bill, San Diego Library Card or student ID.

See the full Residents Free Tuesday schedule here.