Fodor's Expert Review San Diego History Center

Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo Museum/Gallery

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.


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1649 El Prado
San Diego, California  92101, USA


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Rate Includes: Free (donations encouraged)

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