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Museums - San Diego, California

The Maritime Museum of San Diego
Enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world famousĀ Star of India.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD serves its audiences through the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art created from 1950 to the present. MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037-4291 | Phone: 858 454 3541 (24-hour recorded information) | Fax: 858 454 6985 |

Museum of San Diego History & Research Library
Our central museum, located in Balboa Park, offers permanent and changing exhibitions from the Society's collections as well as from national and international traveling shows.

Marston House -
The George White and Anna Gunn Marston House is a classic 1905 Arts and Crafts period home. Designed by renowned San Diego architects William Hebbard and Irving Gill, the home sits on five acres with formal gardens on the northwest side of Balboa Park.

Museum of Photographic Arts - The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video. 1649 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101 | Phone: (619) 238-7559 | Fax: (619) 238-8777 | E-mail: |

San Diego Musuem of Art -
The region's primary resource for exhibitions and collections of fine art for more than 75 years. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, our galleries offer opportunities for learning, introspection, and connection with cultures from around the world. Museum Hours - Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California | Phone: (619) 232-7931 | Fax: (619) 232-9367 |

San Diego Natural History Museum - The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to an enthusiastic group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874. The San Diego Natural History Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, which certifies that this museum continues to demonstrate a professional level of operation in accordance with the standards of excellence prescribed by the AAM. P.O. Box 121390, San Diego, CA 92112-1390 USA
Phone General: (619) 232-3821 | Administration: (619) 255-0216 | Fax: (619) 232-0248 | Serra Museum -
Located in Presidio Park above Old Town State Historic Park, the Junipero Serra Museum showcases artifacts from the Kumeyaay Native American, Spanish and Mexican periods through 1848, including housewares, period clothing, furniture, tools, a cannon and cannonballs. Current exhibits

Villa Montezuma -
An onion dome, stained-glass windows and redwood shingles distinguish this Victorian "Palace for the Arts" built in 1887 as home for Jesse Shepard, the celebrated musician, composer, author and spiritualist. Guided Tours Only. Located at 1925 K St. (20th and K streets). Phone: (619) 239-2211.

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San Diego, California Museums