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Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla, La Jolla
(4.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My husband found this as he is a map enthusiast, but I also really enjoyed it and learned a lot as the exhibits provided interesting background and context for the maps. FYI it's a private collection ...  more »
  • Richard gave us a great tour and enabled us to appreciate this wonderful collection much better than we could have done on our own. I think most people looking at old maps would benefit from a knowled...  more »
  • This museum is terrific. Not to be missed. And free! The museum takes us not just through the history of maps, but it also takes us through the history of (mostly European/Western) human thought - how...  more »
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  • 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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