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Asian District Walking Tour & the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Summer 2019 - Electives

Saturday, July 13th

10:30 AM- 12:30PM

Instructor: TBA

Location: 404 Third Street Av. San Diego (at the corner of J Street and Third Avenue)

Prerequisite:  None

CEU: 1.2

 Activity Description:  Campus of Life will be exploring the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and Garden exploring the history and culture of China Town in San Diego and enjoying the dragon exhibit and crafts. Then we will have a led tour and explore the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino districts that once filled the area. Members will walk through the Gaslamp Quarter and Asian Pacific Historic District to see the sites of Asian Americans who populated this neighborhood beginning in the 1850s.

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum offers educational exhibits that feature topics of Chinese history, art and culture, and Chinese-American history. Established in 1996, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is one of America’s foremost institutions dedicated to sharing the Chinese American experience, and to promoting Chinese art and culture.

It has transformed a historic, abandoned building in what was once San Diego’s Chinatown (at the corner of J Street and Third Avenue) into a state-of-the-art multi-site museum that plays a critical role in the cultural life of the San Diego community.

From its humble beginnings, SDCHM has grown to encompass 3 downtown facilities and a Chinese-style garden. Over the past twenty years, the museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, collected thousands of ethnographic artifacts, and hosted hundreds of educational programs and exhibitions. Today, SDCHM remains a platform for celebrating multiculturalism, enriching the community, and showcasing San Diego as an international cultural tourist destination.

Parking Two-hour metered parking ($1.25 per hour with a 2-hour limit) is available in front of the museum. Independent paid parking lots are located nearby:

  • Park it on Market (614 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101) – starting at $1.00 per hour. (Museum guests are eligible for $2 discount at museum front desk with a parking ticket or a picture of the ticket.)

  • Lot 1035 (450 2nd Ave.) – $10.00 for 12 hours, $20.00 for 24 hours

  • Lot 526 (526 Island Ave.) – $15.00 for six hours, 2:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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