• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Cabrillo National Monument Theater Closed on Selected Dates

    Due to National Park Service alternate uses, the Cabrillo National Monument theater will be closed to the public on the following dates: October 28 all day, October 29 9am-12pm, November 6, 2014 12pm-5pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

History & Culture

Lighthouse Window
Even a humble lighthouse windowsill can contain a lot of history and stories.
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History is a critical mission of many national parks, and Cabrillo National Monument is no exception. Sixteenth century exploration, 19th century lighthouses, and military history are all important elements here; click on a topic above to learn more.

Did You Know?

Whale tail

Did you know that Pacific Gray Whales can dive to more than 200 feet and can stay underwater for as long as 20 minutes?