The Junípero Serra Museum

Operated by the San Diego History Center, the Junípero Serra Museum is an iconic regional landmark. Located just above Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the Serra sits on one of the most significant historical sites on the West Coast, the site of the first permanent European settlement in what is today the State of California. With its renowned architecture and historic setting, the Junípero Serra museum is one of San Diego’s preferred wedding and event sites.


Presidio Park

2727 Presidio Drive

San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: (619) 232-6203


Serra Google Map Snip


September 4, 2018 – May 26, 2019: open Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm; closed 1:00-1:30 pm for employee breaks.

May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day) – September 2, 2019 (Labor Day): Open Friday – Monday from 10:00 am–5:00 pm; closed 1:00–1:30 pm for employee breaks.

Please note the following special closures:
  • Saturday, March 16th – Museum will close at 2:00pm

NOTE: The Serra Museum is not currently an ADA-accessible site. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


Give Forward is our donation-based admission policy. We don’t charge a fixed admission fee but look to your generosity to help make history accessible to all in our community, including those who otherwise may not be able to experience it. Suggested minimum donation: $5.


  • No food or beverages.
  • No pets. Service animals are welcome.
  • Photography is permitted. Tag us! No flash, video, tri-pods, mono-pods, or photos in areas with this symbol 
  • You may be photographed or videotaped while inside the museum.
    Speak with a Visitor Engagement Associate if you prefer to opt-out.
  • No large bags, oversized items, or plants.



Guided and self-guided tours are available of the Serra Museum and Presidio Hill.
For more information: Tours & Guided Walks


Park Ranger-led Tour of Presidio Park 

Offered on the first Saturday of every month at 1:00pm, this free walking tour meets at the steps leading up to the Serra Museum. Approximately one hour long, this tour covers the history and flora and fauna of Presidio Park. Rain or shine. RSVP’s suggested as space is limited – Park Ranger Kyle Conners,
For additional information, visit Park Ranger-led Tour of Presidio Park.