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Sheriff's Museum

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2384 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2834
+1 619-260-1850
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fun for children or the child in you

we have a police museum in vancouver that is similar so we knew we would like this and it is only... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Short fun activity

Hubby and I are both very interested in Law Enforcement and corrections. This was fun to walk... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2017
Danielle L
Ogden, Utah, United States
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2384 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2834
+1 619-260-1850
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

we have a police museum in vancouver that is similar so we knew we would like this and it is only $5 located in the heart of old town 2 blocksfrom miguels mexican cantina. the museum starts w/ a crime scene and than there r...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Hubby and I are both very interested in Law Enforcement and corrections. This was fun to walk around and speak with some good old boys. Lots of interesting things to look at. Didn't take long to get through, but they let you go back and...More

Thank Danielle L
Reviewed November 18, 2016

I've walked by this museum a bunch of times when I have been visiting San Diego. However, we usually have our dog with us (in his stroller) because we are traveling, so we never went in. We finally ended up staying in San Diego for...More

Thank NYCaliKara
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had a great time at this free museum in the Old Town area of San Diego. There were lots of interactive displays that I think people of all ages would enjoy. There were also a couple of interesting exhibits about specific crimes in San...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

If you like law enforcement "stuff", this is a good place to visit. There are many separate rooms and displays to visit over the two floors of the museum. Vehicles, badges, uniforms, jail cells, weapons and so on. Interactive things for children to do. This...More

Thank davidmP7608YO
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Really interesting insight into the law enforcement departments. A couple of touching displays around staff who had lost their lives in service. Very helpful staff and lots of fun photo opportunities. No entrance fee but donations. Well worth at least the $5 suggested. 4 ladies...More

Thank noddie11
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This was a fabulous museum in old town built into the original foundation of the first San Diego jail. The docent was great and full of impressive knowledge. They've got video tapes throughout for most display areas. You could easily spend 1-2 hours here if...More

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Lots of historical and contemporary exhibits. Interesting to learn about Heavens Gateway cult but also about women in the police.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The museum was a joy to vist, very indepth exhibits of not only local San Diego but also exhibits of law enforcement in thw wider california area and staff were extremely plesent!!

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We spotted this museum across the street from the Model Railroad. We headed inside to a very friendly welcome from the owners (one of whom comes from my neck of the woods in the UK - small world). They told us we could sit on...More

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June 21, 2016|
Response from Teri M | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Sheriff's Museum. I have never been to the Police Museum. Perhaps it has similar items.