San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, San Diego

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  • This museum has 3 separate buildings in the heart of downtown San Diego where it hosts a variety of events. Examples include Tai Chi in the garden classes (free) on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., school...  more »
  • Somehow, when I googled the address of this Chinese Museum, I went to the wrong address earlier on the trip. My buddy walked past the right address (the other must have been a meeting place) and there...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Museum is in two buildings:. One showing calligraphy is art; the other has a number of artifacts from the Chinese who settled San Diego. Some exhibits may be the last examples of the world like the 300 year old wheelbarrow for people to ride in. They said there was tai chi in the mornings in the garden. Unfortunately I couldn't participate. Recommend the museum for a quick look.
  • 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 :/
  • Small but informative museum on Asian (mostly Chinese) history in San Diego, covers primarily the early 20th century. The docent-led walking tour of the neighborhood is fantastic (2nd Saturday of the month, extra $2), with a focus on architecture. We'll visit again absolutely.

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