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Contact: Elizabeth Skinner, 619-885-5675
San Diego, CA – Cabrillo National Monument is offering special guided walks in June and July, including tours in American Sign Language (ASL).
American Sign Language Walking Tours, Saturdays in June and July
Members of the Deaf/hard of hearing community and people proficient in American Sign Language are invited for ASL tours at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. These tours, led by a Deaf Science Communications Intern, are funded through support from the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation. ASL walking tours are 45 minutes long and limited to 10 people. RSVPS are required, e-mail us. ASL tours will be available every Saturday in June and July.
Guided Walking Tours in English, Saturdays in June and July
Join a park guide for a one-hour walking tour of Cabrillo National Monument including the Cabrillo Statue and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours are limited to 10 people. No reservations required. Meet at the Visitor Center.
The park will be open until sunset on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays every summer weekend through Sunday, September 5 of Labor Day weekend. The tidepool area will be open until 30 minutes before sunset. Normal operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with the tidepools closing at 4:30 p.m. These exclusive extended hours on weekends will provide increased access for visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego during sunset.
Park facilities are open, including trails, restrooms, exhibits, visitor center, park store and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. The theater is temporarily closed for renovations.
Annual park passes, day use passes, and national park passes are available for purchase in person at the park entrance. Free passes are available for active duty military, veterans, people with permanent disabilities, and 4th graders. Visit the park website at https://www.nps.gov/cabr/planyourvisit/fees.htm for more information.
Cabrillo National Monument is one of over four hundred units in the National Park Service system. The park is located in San Diego, California, perched on the southern end of the Point Loma peninsula more than 400 feet above the shoreline. The park offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the urban skyline and mountain ranges from San Diego to Mexico. The park commemorates the voyage of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to chart the West Coast of what is now the United States. The park includes the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, illuminated in 1855, and 21 military fortifications which protected San Diego harbor in World War I and World War II. The extensive rocky intertidal area along the monument’s western boundary contains one of the best-preserved and well-studied tidepool ecosystems in Southern California. For more information, visit the park’s website.
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National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106. 619-523-4285. Experience Your America: The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
Last updated: June 2, 2021