San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Situated in a district that was once home to a small but lively Chinatown, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is a testament to the experience of Chinese American settlers in San Diego and a tribute to Chinese culture and history at large. Within a historic mission building that served as the first church and school for Chinese immigrants to San Diego visitors find a collection of historical photographs, artifacts, furniture, and art. The museum also includes a tranquil Chinese garden and a brand new extension building that displays ongoing exhibits of Chinese art and cultural objects. Outside the museum, wander the neighborhood that was once inhabited by Chinese immigrants and bustling with Chinese markets while observing lingering remnants of their influence.

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:30 am-4:00 pm; Sunday, noon-4:00 pm
Closed: Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Directions: From the north: I-5 S to Front St. exit. Front St. to Market.
Turn left on Market, then right on Third Ave. Continue two blocks to J St.

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  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
  • 404 Third Avenue
  • San Diego, CA
  • 619-338-9888
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