San Diego Landmarks and Monuments

(San Diego, California - CA, USA)

Despite its size and sprawling nature, the city of San Diego has managed to preserve many of its historical buildings, houses, landmarks, monuments and memorials.

Historic structures of significant interest in San Diego include the Victorian buildings in the Gaslamp Quarter, original buildings in Old Town and ancient Spanish-style hilltop cathedrals.

Cabrillo National Monument

Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 557 5450
Along with spectacular views that attract whale watchers during the winter, San Diego's Cabrillo National Monument also features a statue of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who arrived in 1542, and a restored lighthouse which dates back to 1855.
Admission: daily - 09:00 to 17:15
Admission: charge

Marston House

Address: 3525 7th Avenue, San Diego, California CA, 92103, USA
Tel: +1 619 298 3142
Built by developer George Marston and dating back to 1905, San Diego's Marston House mansion is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This important landmark boasts beautiful interior woodwork and a brick and stucco exterior reminiscent of prairie-style architecture.
Open hours: Friday to Sunday - 10:00 to 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and children, children under five free

Old Town State Historic Park

Address: 4002 Wallace Street, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 220 5422
Located in San Diego's Old Town district, Old Town State Historic Park is home to numerous original and reconstructed historic buildings built between 1821 and 1872. This area also offers a distinctly Mexican atmosphere.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Whaley House

Address: 2482 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 297 7511
Built in 1856 for Thomas Whaley, this impressive two-story house is famous for being haunted. Supposedly home to four ghostly spirits, San Diego's Whaley House also contains a number of interesting worldly objects, such as a rare life mask of Abraham Lincoln and the piano used in the film 'Gone with the Wind'.
Open hours: Wednesday to Monday - 10:00 to 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under three free