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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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A TREASURE of antique maps hidden in La Jolla... Intriguing! Kids and adults are fascinated!

This small museum in a treasure that few people know about and you MUST go. If you are an adult who likes any kind of history/geography.... GO! If you have kids from age 10-20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
2beans2000
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum in a treasure that few people know about and you MUST go. If you are an adult who likes any kind of history/geography.... GO! If you have kids from age 10-20, GO! This is a private collection of antique maps, including early maps of Europe, America and Asia. Just take time to peruse the various rooms and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and I love hidden Gems and this is one of them. This museum opens only a few days a week and only some weekends. Please check their website for the schedule. Maps and more maps. Very interesting to see not old but ancient maps show what people/map makers thought about how the earth looked like. In same cases... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

If you love maps, you'll probably spend at least a couple hours here. There are many very rare maps to view in a well displayed, well lighted area. The staff is very friendly and helpful too. Excellent museum!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Take the elevator down to the courtyard level and it drops you off right in front of one of the most interesting personal collections that I have had the pleasure to see. Upon entering I was greeted quite kindly with a hello and a quick description of what the museum is and explanation of the layout. There are some truly... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I've been wanting to visit this museum for a few years and finally just got in the car and drove over to the village. I love this place. I learned so much about California that I didn't learn in school. (You'll have to go to understand) I appreciated the magnifying glass they gave me to use to see the details... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Small but beautiful place. Very interesting to explore previous generations' views of the world around them, and their attempts to,set that down on paper. Their open hours are limited, so best to check online first. Open Wednesday's, Thursday's and the first & third Saturday's from 11-4. Enjoy!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I went to the Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla as I happened to be in the area and thought that I would pop in to check it out. I am so glad that I didn't make a special trip to La Jolla just to see this museum as it was super tiny. I'm not sure what I was... More 

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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