The Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
, located on the grounds of Balboa Park
, is dedicated to veterans of all American conflicts. The history of American wars - and the individuals who helped protect freedom - is reflected in the Museum's many exhibits and dioramas. The Museum houses a large collection of artifacts, memorabilia, papers, artwork, as well as an extensive holding of books in the library. The museum "is not intended to glorify war but rather portray a wealth of relevant and accurate history so we will remember the price of freedom."
Tours are led by men and women "who were there" and who speak knowledgeably and passionately about the historical events.