History & Culture

Lighthouse Window

Even a humble lighthouse windowsill can contain a lot of history and stories.

NPS Photo


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

Use the following sections to lean more about the history and culture at Cabrillo.

People - In this section you can learn about Juan Rodiguez Cabrillo, the Kumeyaay, Conquistador Clothing and our Living History Program.

Places - Use this section to learn about the Military History and the Lighthouses of Point Loma.

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