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Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla

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Address: 7825 Fay Avenue, Courtyard Level, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 653-6277
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Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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If you are interested in new and old maps then this is the place to go. Very interesting in instructive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in new and old maps then this is the place to go. Very interesting in instructive.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've been wanting to go here for several years and this was the first time I was here on a day it was open. The private collection is quite fascinating. The earliest map I recall seeing was from the 1436. Some maps are in book form, others are framed and mounted on the wall. The Current special exhibit is "A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Warning: only open for so many days a month, so check online! Went here for an extra credit college assignment, the collection (which is private) was phenomenal. I can't say I have seen a better collection or cartographic items. Museum is 100% free, and the staff knows A LOT, so ask questions, I guarantee: you will learn something. Hidden gem,... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Maps and atlases sound boring? Sure, but they aren't - not at all. As visually commanding aas intriguing, this museum and its exhibitions is one of the hidden treasures of La Jolla, and it's free.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Read about this on Tripadviser. It is a private map museum that is only open 10 days a month. No charge and you can browse as long as you like. Maps go back to the 1400's.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was fun when I went there because, it was free and I went because, I have friends in that were here from out of town

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Worth a stop to make you think about history and time. Small yet varied collection of new world and old world maps. Obscure location in multi story building.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have been to La Jolla many times but just discovered this wonderful little museum. It is privately owned by someone who loves cartography and wants to share his collection with others. How lucky for the rest of us! The museum is located just about a block off the popular Prospect Street so it is easy to combine a visit... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had no clue that the museum existed until we saw it on TV a few months back. It is free of charge and open approx. 10 days/month. (1st and 3rd Saturdays and Wed and Thurs from 11-4). Look at their web site to see if it is something for you. Parking: We usually shy away from La Jolla, in... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I'd heard about the Museum from a pal who belongs to the Road Map Collectors Assn of America. Somehow this large, multi-terraced building with almost no parking nearby manages to accommodate one of the best map and atlas collections in the US that is not located on a college campus or under the wing of a large private foundation (like... More 

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Address: 7825 Fay Avenue, Courtyard Level, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 653-6277
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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