• 619.435.7242
  • 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118


"To encourage and promote the appreciation, preservation, and understanding of Coronado's unique history, culture, and historical resources to enhance the essence of our unique village community."

The Coronado Historical Association, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, was founded in 1969 to help people understand and appreciate Coronado’s unique history, art, architecture, and historical resources. We continually works towards these goals and brings the history of Coronado to the community. In our state-of-the-art archives, we are carefully preserving everything from 1880s newspapers to vintage garments and over 20,000 photographs. In our Museum of History & Art, we bring Coronado’s history to life through fascinating permanent exhibits and changing displays. 

In support of its mission, the Coronado Historical Association has a special focus on educational programs and outreach. Besides a year-round schedule of public lectures and other thought-provoking programs for adults, such as a Preservation Symposium every spring (co-presented with other leading Coronado organizations), the Coronado Unified School District recently designated the Coronado Historical Association to present local Coronado history, with our museum staff and trained volunteers teaching students in the schools, as part of their 3rd grade history curriculum. 

In 2013, we hosted our first summer history camp for children, with plans to build on its success. We also present two large public events every year—the hugely successful Historic Home Tour on Mother’s Day.

Click here to view Form 990s. 

Become a member

We preserve and share Coronado's unique and wonderful history with intriguing exhibits and innovative programs for all ages.


  • Two complimentary tickets to our Historic Walking Tour of Coronado
  • Invites to members-only events
  • ...and much more!
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