• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

History and Culture

Statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
The statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is just one of many historical resources at Cabrillo National Monument.
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History is an important resource of Cabrillo National Monument. When you visit, you can find out about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, 16th century exploration, 19th century lighthouses, and World War I and II military history and coastal defense. Click on one of the topics above to learn more!

Did You Know?

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Did you know that the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument was only in service for 36 years? Due to its hilltop location, the light was frequently obscured by low clouds and fog, forcing construction of a new lighthouse closer to the water.