The Junípero Serra Museum

Operated by the San Diego History Center, the Junípero Serra Museum is an iconic regional landmark. Located just above Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the Serra sits on one of the most significant historical sites on the West Coast, the site of the first permanent European settlement in what is today the State of California. With its renowned architecture and historic setting, the Junípero Serra museum is one of San Diego’s preferred wedding and event sites.


For a location map: Serra Map
Presidio Park
2727 Presidio Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 232-6203

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For questions, please call (619) 232-6203.

September 5, 2016 – June 1, 2017: Saturday, Sunday from 10am-4pm; Closed 1:00-1:30pm for employee breaks. 

Please note the following special closures:

Saturday, December 24: Museum and Store will close at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 25: 
Museum and Store will be closed in observance of the holiday

NOTE: The Serra Museum is not currently an ADA-accessible site. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. For more information: 619-232-6203


We invite the public of all ages to visit the Junípero Serra Museum without paying a traditional admission price. Your admission has been paid by an anonymous supporter of the San Diego History Center and we ask you to determine the value of your visit and demonstrate that with a tax-deductible donation should you choose. We offer the opportunity for visitors to Give Forward to future visitors but it is not mandatory.


Free admission with paid History Center Museum or Research Archives admission: Show your sticker
Children under 6
Active Duty Military (I.D. required)
History Center Members



Guided and self-guided group tours are available of the interior galleries as well as walking tours of historic Presidio Park.
For information: Tours & Guided Walks


The Serra Museum participates in Macy’s Museum Month in February, Blue Star Museums from Memorial Day – Labor Day, Smithsonian Museum Day Live in September and Kids Free in October. Check this website and local publicity for timely information.


For a map of the Presidio Park area: Serra Map
For detailed parking and transportation information: Serra Parking & Transportation (pdf)

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