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Sheriff's Museum

2384 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2834
+1 619-260-1850
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Interesting Museum

Very nominal entry fee, but well worth seeing. Started in the gun room where they had all types of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andre2411
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Fullerton, California
Apparently I offended someone with my original review

It was up for 2 months then TripAdvisor takes it down. If you hate the police, this is NOT the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sergeant2057
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New Mexico
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“law enforcement” (15 reviews)
“mug shot” (3 reviews)
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2384 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed March 10, 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
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Reviewed February 16, 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
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Reviewed January 16, 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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Reviewed September 8, 2017

After years of passing this museum, we finally checked it out. What a surprise! It was bigger than we expected and packed with interesting exhibits including machinery used for bomb demolition, antique weapons, and videos of local investigations of notorious cases such as the Heavens...More

Thank lindymiles
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

The Wm. B. Kolender Sheriff's Museum is located on the southern end of Old Town San Diego. It houses the history of the San Diego Sheriff's Department, dating back to its beginning in 1850 and carrying it forward to today. There are vehicles to see,...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

This museum is very nicely done and worth the time to walk through! Very friendly and helpful staff! Nice gift shop too!

Thank vmcgarry
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

we have a police museum in vancouver that is similar so we knew we would like this and it is only $5 located in the heart of old town 2 blocksfrom miguels mexican cantina. the museum starts w/ a crime scene and than there r...More

Thank CommittedCruiser
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Hubby and I are both very interested in Law Enforcement and corrections. This was fun to walk around and speak with some good old boys. Lots of interesting things to look at. Didn't take long to get through, but they let you go back and...More

Thank Danielle L
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dharmadon1965
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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.
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