• 619.435.7242
  • 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118

Hours & Location

It is in times like these that we must remain aware and knowledgeable. Our top priority is the health of our community, staff, volunteers, docents, patrons and visitors. While the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is fluid and ever-changing we are actively involved in conversations addressing the issue. We continue to follow updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials as we move forward. As new information and guidelines emerge, we remain prepared to follow any recommended actions as directed by these entities.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in San Diego County and the restrictions of the Purple Tier, the Coronado Historical Association is closed and will remain closed for at least five weeks to support Coronado’s efforts toward ensuring a safe and healthy community. CHA will continue to safely open our Museum Store at a socially distanced 25% capacity. We will also continue to provide remote research services and provide fun and educational virtual programs for all. Our exhibit Coronado Responds: Student Art of the Pandemic will open when the museum is allowed to reopen, and, in the meantime, our curators are working hard to develop a virtual version of the exhibit. You can find more information about these initiatives at www.coronadohistory.org.

Like many museums and cultural organizations around the country, CHA is experiencing significant revenue loss due to the pandemic. We need your support. We are asking our supporters to consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the continued preservation of our community's history. Donate today at https://coronadohistory.org/donations/. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We look forward to reopening and welcoming you back when we are able. In the meantime, stay safe and take care this holiday season.

Please check our "upcoming events" page to see the status of different CHA events.

Museum Store Hours

  • Thursday & Friday 11 am to 4 pm 
  • Closed Most Holidays

Driving Directions

  • Take the I-5 to the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge/Highway 75
  • Do not stop at the toll booth, there is no longer a toll to cross the bridge
  • The speed limit immediately after the toll bridge is 25 miles an hour, 
so relax and adjust to Island tempo
  • Turn left on Orange Ave (this is MainStreet Coronado)
  • You will see the Museum just as Orange Ave begins to curve at 1100 Orange Avenue

Other Transportation Options

  • 901 Bus: Take the 901 bus from Downtown San Diego over the bridge. The bus stops along Oranve Ave as wel as at Rotary Plaza; adjacent to the Visitor Center. MTS schedule online.
  • By Ferry: The Coronado/San Diego Ferry leaves San Diego on the hour from 9am to 9pm, and from Coronado on the half hour from 9:30 am until 9:30 pm (10:30 on weekends). Ferry service also serves the Convention Center, departing the Coronado Ferry Landing every other hour starting at 9:15am until 8:15pm — weekends and special event schedules run later. Tickets may be purchased at each Ferry Stop. Call (619) 234-4111 or (800) 442-7847.
  • 904 Bus: The 904 bus runs regularly from the Coronado Ferry Landing and Marriott to the Hotel del Coronado and City Hall with regular stops in-between, including one on Orange Avenue, in front of the Visitor Center at Rotary Plaza. The MTS schedule is online for more information. 

Parking

  • Paid parking is available on Orange Ave, Isabella Ave and First Street.  Most parking is .25 per hour with a 2 hour limit. Parking on residential streets (including Ocean Blvd) is permitted.
  • Parking at meters is free on Sundays, on designated holidays and for those with a handicap placard. During those times the posted time limit is still enforced. 
  • Parking on residential streets is permitted during the day per posted placards. 
  • It may take some time to find parking in the summer and during holiday periods, so arrive early. Parking on the east side of Orange Ave is often easier to find than the west side.

Become a member

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

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:

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