• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Lighthouse Will Be Closed for Seismic Retrofit April 7 through May 16

    The Lighthouse is undergoing a Seismic retrofit and will be closed from April 7 - May 16. Visitors can still access the Assistant Keepers Quarters exhibit from the south door, Lighthouse Comfort Station, and Kelp Forest Overlook. Call 619-557-5450.

  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed May 19 through June 16

    The Visitor Center will be undergoing a Seismic Retrofit and will be closed. Visitors will still be able to access the Auditorium, Ballast View and the East Patio. These dates are subject to change. Please call 619 557-5450 for updated information

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?

Sunset

Did you know that Cabrillo National Monument is the most southwesterly spot in the contiguous United States?