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Sheriff's Museum

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Fascinating !

Great display of law enforcement information. Good display of items from pioneer days in early San... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
Worth the price

Some cool historical stuff, for sure. The gun room was awesome, especially for my boys who like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
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2384 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2834
+1 619-260-1850
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great display of law enforcement information. Good display of items from pioneer days in early San Diego.

Thank 989emmettm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some cool historical stuff, for sure. The gun room was awesome, especially for my boys who like shooting video games. It wasn’t as interactive as I would have thought. But for a $5 entry fee, it is well worth the price. It occupied us for...More

Thank Simple79
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Great place to see lots old memorabilia from days gone by in policing. Well worth taking a look at. See the men, women and canines from the past.

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Staff were very friendly and offered to provide information about the law and assisted in our photos. Thank you for your help.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We learned a lot, played a little and enjoyed our time in “jail”. They jailer let our daughter open the jail and take a mug shot. We all posed for a line up and played in police cars. They’ve done a great job putting it...More

Thank Donnac2009
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very nominal entry fee, but well worth seeing. Started in the gun room where they had all types of weapons that you can look at. Then we moved on to the lower main part of the museum where you can take a mug shot, listen...More

Thank Andre2411
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

It was up for 2 months then TripAdvisor takes it down. If you hate the police, this is NOT the museum for you! Otherwise, this is a wonderful museum filled with many fascinating things to see and do. Do not miss it!

Thank Sergeant2057
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Visited this museum with our young grandson..There is an amazing array of police memorabilia..It does offer interactive items, motorcycles, helicopter,& Police cars..There is a tribute to fallen officers..The docent is a volunteer from the Sheriff's office who was friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank WinstonA03
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This museum is very interesting. It has some interactive displays. It gives an overview of the history of San Diego's sheriff department. The displays were interesting. There is a jail there. You can sit on the motorcycle and sit in the sheriff's car. There are...More

Thank karol452
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great sheriff museum! It offers an overview of the history of the San Diego sheriff’s department; a view of several historic sheriff cars; several sheriff motorcycles (which you can sit upon); a helicopter, etc. Retired Sheriff Wilder gave us an excellent tour...More

Thank Lisa B
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22 June 2016|
Response from Teri M | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Sheriff's Museum. I have never been to the Police Museum. Perhaps it has similar items.