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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perspective from this location is amazing, and to try and picture it as the lighthouse was in operation is almost impossible! The building is well maintained and well worth a look while in the park!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the lighthouse itself is relatively small and at the highest point in San Diego. It has living quarters with artifacts from yesteryear. The light itself was amazing and the story behind it taking three years to arrive from France was even more so... The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to visit, make sure to climb the stairs to the to top. wonderful views of all around the area.

Thank AZ85603
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is fun to see for the view is beyond outstanding. It is very interesting to understand the challenges they had before automation.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This lighthouse was a bit different from others that we have visited as it has living quarters inside. It was a different view into the life of the keeper.

Thank 196LindaC
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The lighthouse is a great place to visit for history and just to see it. The location in Cabrillo Park is wonderful, with spectacular ocean views and views of downtown San Diego. Easy access with public transportation, though buses are few, so allow a lot...More

1  Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Good history of the light house and its use. Very well preserved and appointed. Good for children, and adults, to see how ship navigation was once primitive. No GPS at the time!

Thank Suzanne0888
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse is nice to visit and get to understand how life was many years ago in California. The view from the quote nice too

Thank Danny V
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The lighthouse is one of many sights when going to the Point Loma State Park. Educational, full of Historical facts, lots of trails to view at different vantage points. Plenty of parking in this area around the visitor center.

Thank akdeepdiver
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Located in Cabrillo National Monument, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, no longer in operation, had been an icon of San Diego since it was built and put into service in 1855. While in operation, it had the highest elevation of any lighthouse in the United States...More

Thank Akisato S
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C D
5 January 2017|
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Response from Denise C | Reviewed this property |
You pay a fee to get into the Carrillo National Monument Park. I think it was like $10. But once you're past the gate then everything else is free. There is no additional fee to go into the lighthouse, or the visitor center... More
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