Before you view The Veterans Museum, check to see when a guided tour is available while you are there. The opportunity to follow a veteran guide throughout the displays can enhance your experience. If you prefer, explore the exhibits on your own, at your own pace, to appreciate what veterans have confronted and overcome. Make time for these exhibits during your visit:
Seven Murals by Richard DeRosset
Throughout the museum are seven wall paintings by a celebrated maritime artist depicting significant military events such as the attack on Pearl Harbor and other battles from the 1800s to Iraq.
Women’s Military History Room
Walk through this presentation of uniforms, photographs, and documents that explain how the role women play in all branches of the military has progressed.
Public Awareness Concerning
The Museum also serve as a home for programs for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes that promote public awareness concerning the sacrifices and contributions of men and women who serve and have served in the Armed forces.
The Military in Balboa Park, 1915 to 1988
This celebrated park in San Diego has seen its share of active duty, and this exhibit provides a glimpse of the relationship of both the Army and the Navy with the growth of the city.
Hold at All Costs – The Battle for Outpost Harry
The last battle of the Korean War is explained through dioramas, relics, documents, and video recordings from that difficult struggle for American troops.
Vietnam Remembered – A 50th Year Retrospective
Multimedia displays and oral histories of the men and women who fought in Vietnam shed more light on this difficult and often painful chapter of military history.
Stop outside to see the B-24 memorial and the San Diegan Vietnam Peace memorial to those local heroes who were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
Less an exhibit and more a resource, this substantial library of personal accounts and books can expand your knowledge of military events.