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San Diego History Center

  • 1649 El Prado Map It
  • Balboa Park

Updated 10/23/2014

Fodor's Review

The San Diego Historical Society maintains its research library in the basement of the Casa de Balboa and organizes shows on the first floor. Permanent and rotating exhibits, which are often more lively than you might expect, survey local urban history after 1850, when California entered the Union. A 100-seat theater hosts public lectures, workshops, and educational programs, and a gift shop carries a good selection of books on local history as well as reproductions of old posters and other historical collectibles.

Sight Information

Address:

Casa de Balboa, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Phone:

619-232–6203

Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5 (last admission 4:30), open daily in summer

Updated 10/23/2014

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