Located in Presidio Park above Old Town State Historic Park, this striking mission-style building was constructed in 1929 to commemorate the site where Father Junipero Serra and Captain Gaspar de Portola established the first mission and fortified settlement in present-day California. The museum showcases artifacts such as housewares, furniture, tools and a cannon from the Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and American periods through 1929.
Park Rangers lead an outdoor tour on significant history of Presidio Park every second Sunday of the month from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Tours meet in front of the Serra Museum and are free of charge. Please note that the Serra Museum is not included on the tour and admission fees do apply to enter the museum.
Take I-5 S to I-8 E toward El Centro. From I-8 E, exit Taylor St and make a right on Taylor St. Than turn left on Presidio Dr. The museum is located on 2727 Presidio Drive, Presidio Park
Tips & Suggestions
The Museum Store offers a complete selection of books on early San Diego and California history appropriate for children and adults. The Museum and Loggia are available to rent for meetings, parties or weddings.
Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 10am - 4:30pm
Adults: $5, Ages 6-17: $2
Students, Seniors, Military and Group: $4