San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, San Diego

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, San Diego

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is a one of a kind in town. It tells the story of the people who came here in the 1800s to work in gold mines, fish for tuna, and build railroads. It is located in the Marina District of the downtown sector of town.

The original Chinatown started in and around Third Avenue, which was south of the current location for the museum. By the Exposition of 1915, many of the original Chinese immigrants were already on their way back to China. Only the most prosperous folks remained. The museum does a great job, though, of telling the story of all the people. While there, you can also take a tour of the Asian Pacific Historic District. The Chinese Historical Museum is the landmark of that walk, and gives you the best flavor of the area.

The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It is open on Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. The location is closed on Mondays. Admission is a real deal also, as it only costs $2.00. So this can be a real cost saver on a tight vacation to the area.

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Sight Name: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Sight Location: San Diego, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour, San Diego

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