Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla, La Jolla

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Saturday Open Hours are on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Admission is free at all times. This is the private collection of Mr Michael Stone and features 500 years of rare maps and atlases. Maps by Ortelius, Blaeu, and Ben Franklin. 20th century thematic maps by Jo Mora, including his rare cartoon map of San Diego. The 1493 "Columbus Letter". All this and much more is on display at the Museum. . Contact info@lajollamapmuseum.org to arrange a group visit.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If you or your children are interested in geography, history and interesting stories, you must take advantage of this small gem of a museum. Created by a private collector with a passion for maps, thi...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    We just kind of stumbled across this museum on the internet while at breakfast in La Jolla. It wasn’t something we had preplanned yet thankfully they were open the day we visited. It is not really eas...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    This little-known, FREE museum is a hidden treasure - a huge collection of antique maps, beautifully displayed in a lovely, modern museum! I have lived in the San Diego area for nearly 40 years and ca...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    Awesome private collection of old maps. A great place to visit!
  • June 29, 2017
    This is a hidden gem inside of this building. It's a free museum with so much history. I could say here for hours looking at these maps.
  • July 8, 2016
    Original maps dating from the middle ages at the beginning of the 20th century. All local global. Free entrance with accepted contribution. Very nice collection.
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