The Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
occupies the former chapel of the Naval Hospital on Inspiration Point in San Diego’s Balboa Park
. The original hospital buildings have been a familiar and nostalgic landmark to countless naval personnel and San Diegans alike since the early 1920s, although the chapel itself was not built until the World War II period. Today the Museum houses a unique collection of artifacts, memorabilia and papers as well as a library holding more than one thousand volumes. Dedicated to veterans of all conflicts, the Museum’s exhibits feature World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, Desert Storm, Women in the Military, and paintings by local artists of military subjects. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.