San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, San Diego

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#27 of 32 in Museums in San Diego
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  • This 3 building museum not only houses objects from early immigrants to this Stingray (Red Light) District, but also comes alive with activities. Currently (Oct. 2017) there's a "Four Treasures" exhib...  more »
  • A good place to kill an hour or two and learn about an aspect of San Diego history that is virtually unknown. A small and unique but very interesting museum on the history of San Diego's early Chinato...  more »
  • Sadly, not a whole lot here. Not well displayed or explained. Dusty and dated. Most of the displays look more like a collection of garage sale items, but could have been displayed to better advantage....  more »
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  • A good historical representation of Chinese life in San Diego through the history of the city. Excellent historical photographs. A nice display of history of Chinese-American San Diego residents and their World War II service. More displays and a larger venue would be appropriate.
  • They had an exhibit about how the problem of typing the Chinese language was solved. My programming buddies and I got to geek out on hexadecimal and binary patterns. I thought it was very educational and learned a lot about how the persistent some where in preserving the Chinese language in the age of technological revolution. I think the five bucks was a small price to pay to learn about how big communication problems were solved.
  • Very small... Honestly a waste of money :/
  • Beautiful and so educational
  • A little museum. But it has some excellent collection.

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