June 22, 2017
The Royal Presidio of San Diego, encompassed within Presidio Park, lies just below the Junípero Serra Museum. It is a place of significance to the native Kumeyaay, to the soldiers who accompanied Father Serra to establish Mission San Diego de Alcalá in 1769, to their descendants, and to the residents and visitors of San Diego.
The Museum, a pure representation of Mission Revival architecture, fulfilled the dream of George White Marston. He spent 22 years preserving and developing the land to commemorate the site of the first Spanish foothold in what would become the State of California and City of San Diego.
February 25, 2016
Located on the northeast terrace exterior, the vantage point offers sweeping views of San Diego and Mission Valley. The interpretive panels explore and interpret the historic role that the San Diego River has played in the development of our region. The exhibit uses images from the History Center’s Historic Photograph Collection and features a stunning panorama of the San Diego River and Mission Valley from the Serra Museum’s iconic tower.
The definitive exhibition of the Panama‐California Exposition is celebratory and engaging, demonstrating the legacy of the Expo that put San Diego on the map and created the nation’s largest urban cultural park.