Military History Building Closed until March 10, 2014
The Military History Building is undergoing a Seismic Retrofit (Earthquake Safety) and will be closed through 3/10/14. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Interior of Lighthouse Will Be Closed for Seismic Retrofit
The Lighthouse is undergoing a Seismic retrofit (earthquake safety). It is still open to the public, while the basement is worked on. The interior of the lighthouse will be closed once the basement is completed. Please call (619) 557-5450 for info.
Photos & Multimedia
"What's the view like right now?"
Click here to check out our live webcams with current views of the rocky intertidal and San Diego harbor.
Explore Cabrillo National Monument using Google Earth. Join us on a narrated tour of the monument through this interactive map. The tour is a guide to the park that includes a voiceover and pop-up balloons along the way. View the fly-over video or click through the interactive map to hear the unique stories of many key features of the park.The tour is available through a downloadable KMZ file that opens in Google Earth or with a web browser plug-in (software) available at http://earth.google.com/plugin/tours.
Monumental Memories Scrapbook
You can download and view the Monumental Memories Scrapbook which was created for the Centennial Celebration for Cabrillo National Monument. The scrapbook includes photos from the archives as well as photos submitted by the public. This is a big file, over 150 pages, so give it time to download.
You can also down a portion of the scrapbook from the links below. The 150 pages were divided into three sections, each 50 pages in length. These subsections are 133 megabytes in size.
Monumental Memories Scrapbook (150 pages, 450 megabytes)
Did You Know?
Did you know that, back in the mid- to late-1800s, children of lightkeepers at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument had to row a boat from Point Loma to Old Town San Diego to get to school?