Museum Month: Enchantment Awaits on Coronado Island

Coronado Museum of History and Art
Coronado Museum of History and Art

Coronado Museum of History and Art

As the days count down for San Diego Museum Month (1/2 price admission to 40 participating museums), across the bridge on Coronado Island, the charming Coronado Museum of History and Art, chock full of history and visionary tales told with a plethora of enchanting educational activities and exhibits, awaits visitors.

The following are 5 of my must-see/must-try picks at the Coronado Museum:

  1. Learn about Coronado’s role in World War II at the museum’s newest exhibit Coronado on the Frontline:  1942-1945.
  2. On a related note, don’t miss the popular Coronado Historic Homes Tour on May 13th where you can tour the island’s most beautiful homes and learn about World War II’s impact on the community.

    Coronado is considered the birthplace of U.S. Naval Aviation!

  3. The museum also houses a number of artifacts, uniforms and photographs documenting the U.S. Navy’s prominent presence on the island with permanent exhibits in the first and third gallery.

    Coronado historic walking tour.

  4. Take a walk back in time with the Museum’s docents, as well as discover the beautiful architecture and gardens around the island, on one of two private Walking Toursof the landmark Hotel del Coronado or of Historic Coronado.

    "Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz" was written in Coronado!

  5. L. Frank Baum, author of the beloved Wizard of Oz series, vacationed in Coronado where he wrote at least three of his famous books. In the museum’s first gallery, at the “Celebrities” wall,  visitors can view three rare first edition books by Baum: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz and The Road to Oz!

Follow the yellow brick road (or the San Diego-Coronado Bridge 😉 ) to Coronado and discover another fascinating side of the “Crown City” at the Coronado Museum of History and Art!

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About Robert Arends

I’m a native San Diegan and man of many hats: PR, roadside America traveler/backyard tourist (especially our mountains and Anza-Borrego Desert), photographer (motto: capture the moment!), music fan, sci-fi buff, tiki collector and constant gardener. What would you do on your ideal San Diego day? I would spend the day snorkeling in La Jolla Cove. It’s like swimming in a huge aquarium – Garibaldi fish, lobsters, sea lions, oh my! If you were invisible, where would you go? I’d go surfing in Coronado. I’ve never surfed, but have always wanted to. If I was invisible no one would see me fall (again and again! – LOL). What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity? Walking the Prado in Balboa Park; feels like I’m in Spain. The architecture is amazing!  I also enjoy hiking Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see the annual wildflowers and exploring the tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument. Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine? Linguine and red wine (wine list, please!), with tableside views of San Diego Bay. Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are… Magic Man: Paris, Bear Hands: Giants, Capital Cities: I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo, Man Man: Head On, London Grammar: Nightcall (Freemasons Remix). Follow Robert on Twitter @groovestar

1 thought on “Museum Month: Enchantment Awaits on Coronado Island

  1. Museums are always on my “must see” list of attractions in any city I visit. So far, my favorite has been the tiny Hertzberg Circus Museum in San Antonio. Fascinating real memorabilia from some of the greatest circus performers of all time. The collection was in the basement of an old building when I saw it, but everything has now been moved to the Witte Museum.


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