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Junipero Serra Museum

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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, Michigan
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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
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Settled on top of the hill in Presidio park right above the original site of the first Presidio and Mission in Alta California. Parking is always available, trees around are mature and beautiful. Yesterday I took photos of blooming Yukka trees. On several occasions I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank QualityTravelBee
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We drove there hoping to see the museum and it was closed and looked very run down. No one around and no signs to say when it was open. We walked all around and looked at the views from the area. We could tell it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Sissy581
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Shame on the City of San Diego for not caring for this beautiful jewel on the hill. It is such a bad state of disrepair I fear it will be lost to history if the City does not invest in this important piece of our...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I visited the museum and park last month for the first time in 13 years. I was so sad to see its condition. No one seems to be taking care of it. I remember this place being so beautiful. What happened? There are cracks in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank CocoB434
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  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

Date of experience: February 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank grannypanties
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