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Coronado Historical Museum
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The Coronado museum is part of The Coronado Historical Association which exists to encourage and promote the appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of Coronado's unique art, architecture, history and other historical resources.
The Museum of History and Art contains four separate Museum galleries, each focused on a particular aspect of Coronado's unique past. From it's early beginnings as a home to the La Jollan and Dieguito Native Americans to the luxury resort of today, you will find intriguing exhibits that capture the core of Coronado's history, highlighted by the Museum's fantastic collection of art, architectural elements, textiles, ephemera, and other memorabilia dating from before the turn-of-the-century.

Amenities
The museum offers guided walk tours. See below for more information on walk tours.

Getting there
The museum is located in the heart of historic downtown Coronado, at 1100 Orange Avenue.

Take I-15 south to 163 south. Exit Park Blvd/5 S. Follow signs for I-5 S and merge on to I-5 S. Exit on to CA-75 toward Coronado. Make a slight left at 3rd Street, and than turn left at Orange Ave.

Tips & Suggestions
Coronado is the perfect place to swim, sail, surf, bike, run, walk, rollerblade, play tennis, play golf, take a tour, from Coronado Ferry Landing to the Hotel Del Coronado to the Silver Strand. Relax at one of the resorts, hotels or B & Bs. Dine at your choice of close to 100 restaurants. Take home a souvenir from more than 200 unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Watch the sun set over the Pacific from our award-winning beach.. The nightlife and world-famous attractions of San Diego are just a short drive away.

More info
The Coronado Museum of History & Art and Coronado Visitor Center are open weekdays from 9 - 5, and weekends from 10 - 5. The museum is a not-for-profit organization, and daily admission is a $6 suggested donation. For more information call 619.435.7242.

Walk Tours:
?Promenade Through the Past?
1 hour walking tour, Wednesdays at 2 PM and Fridays at 10:30 AM, $10. Meet in lobby of Museum of History and Art. For reservations and information, call 619 -437-8788.

"Hotel del Coronado Tour"
Docents from the Coronado Historical Association lead a one-hour tour throughout the historic Hotel del Coronado. Tours begin outside the Grande Hall doors, on the north side of the hotel, on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. $15 per person, $12 for CHA members, children under six are free. Tour size is limited and reservations are required. For more information and reservations, please call the Coronado Visitor Center at (619) 437-8788.

?Coronado Walking Tour?
90 minutes, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11 AM, $12. Meet in the lobby of the Glorietta Bay Inn. Call 619-435-5993
?Coronado Tree Tour? through Spreckels Park, 90 minutes. $10. Learn about the histories, origins, and care for more than 100 trees in Spreckels Park. Call 619-435-1764 to schedule a tour.

 

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