Historical Programs

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Historical field trips will be available from December 1st - December 17 and January 7 - June 14th. Scheduling is done on a first-come first-served basis.

Due to staffing contraints, historical programs are available Tuesday and Friday ONLY, with two program time slots per day: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.

We will reassess the safety of in-person programming on a month by month basis. In-person programming is subject to cancellation at any time if conditions are deemed unsafe.

At this time, all participants of in-person programming are encouraged to wear a mask, but it is not required when with a park ranger.

School groups are NOT permitted to enter the gift store under any circumstances. It distracts from the educational component of the visit and does not provide an equitable experience for all students. We appreciate your understanding.

Programs offered in-person:
J.R. Cabrillo: A Voyage of Exploration
Growing up in the Point Loma Lighthouse


Through several historical programs, dive into the unique history and cultural significance of Cabrillo National Monument. From learning about the native Kumeyaay tribes and how they survived and ocntinue to thrive on these lands, to the voyage of European explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo in 1542. Reservations are required.


Last updated: November 12, 2022

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego , CA 92106


619 523-4285

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