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Junipero Serra Museum

2727 Presidio Dr, Presidio Park, San Diego, CA 92103-1053
+1 619-297-3258
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Peaceful beautiful bit of history

We explored this gem on a quite day towards the end of the museum hours. It's a really lovely quiet... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
New York City, New York
Up on the hill

By visit to San Diego did not include a car but I chose to walk from the harbor area but to Old... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
South Haven, MI
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You can learn about the history of the Missions in California here and while youre at it, ogle some lovely artifacts, like Spanish furniture dating back to the Renaissance.
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2727 Presidio Dr, Presidio Park, San Diego, CA 92103-1053
Old Town
+1 619-297-3258
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We explored this gem on a quite day towards the end of the museum hours. It's a really lovely quiet place with great views and wonderful photo ops.

Thank palenakamikale
Reviewed 16 March 2017

By visit to San Diego did not include a car but I chose to walk from the harbor area but to Old Town and on to the museum. There are other ways of getting there. The museum covers more than just Junipero Serra but has...More

Thank runandbike
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I would highly recommend a quick visit here! The views are amazing. We learned a lot about Junipero Serra and the history of San Diego. The museum is small, but worth the visit. Warning: No handicap access for anyone in a wheelchair or difficulty with...More

Thank TravelAllMyDays
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an excellent place for those that like history. It is placed on a hill overlooking San Diego. It is a great place to get some pictures of the museum and the surrounding city. The man at the desk will answer your questions and...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This hilltop museum founded in 1929 by city father George Marston that resembles a mission church has sweeping views of the city especially from the tower. In addition to the historic exhibits of early San Diego, you can watch a short video on early San...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is where San Diego was founded on July 16th of 1769, if you're a serious bicyclist then this is a great area to test your "climbing" skills, Presidio Park and the surrounding Old Town neighborhood have some nice curvy inclines. Serra Museum is a...More

Thank grannypanties
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

My family loves history, so we went to the Serra Museum to connect with history. The Presidio area and Museum have been excavated from the original. The building is a 1929 replica of the assumed original. There is a cost to enter the building part...More

Thank Cheri M
Reviewed 8 February 2016

As a San Diego native, I've been to this site many times - from school field trips to Sunday afternoons with family. Now 30 years later, I've been back and was disappointed with the condition of the property. Of course the noise level from the...More

1  Thank sunflowermary
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Presidio and the Junípero Serra Museum, sit in Presidio Park, on a hill overlooking Old Town, the West end of Mission Valley, and Mission Bay; and, they mark and commemorate the first settlement, founded in 1769, of what would become San Diego and the...More

Thank Dave_from_MN
Reviewed 27 December 2015

There's just not much left of the first European settlement in what's now the State of California but they've built a nice building to house it. The museum does it's best to explain the indigenous and early Spanish history, along with the accomplishments of Padre...More

Thank GoinThere2
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