• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until Mid to Late July

    The Visitor Center is undergoing a Seismic Retrofit. 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?

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Did you know that Cabrillo National Monument has joined with the other federal and City landowners on the Point Loma peninsula to form the Point Loma Ecological Conservation Area (PLECA)? The five agencies collaborate to manage nearly 700 acres of protected and endangered habitat.