We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sheriff's Museum

2384 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2834
+1 619-260-1850
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Lots of fun

We learned a lot, played a little and enjoyed our time in “jail”. They jailer let our daughter open... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Donnac2009
,
Winston Salem, North Carolina
via mobile
Interesting Museum

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

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Andre2411
,
Fullerton, California
Read all 66 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“law enforcement” (15 reviews)
“mug shot” (4 reviews)
“old town” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
2384 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2834
CONTACT
Website
+1 619-260-1850
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Diego
from US$18.00
More Info
from US$18.00
More Info
from US$12.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (66)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"law enforcement"
in 15 reviews
"mug shot"
in 4 reviews
"old town"
in 19 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"model railroad"
in 2 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 2 reviews
"weapons"
in 7 reviews
"donation"
in 13 reviews
"jail"
in 12 reviews
"helicopter"
in 11 reviews
"gun"
in 3 reviews
"cars"
in 5 reviews
"docent"
in 4 reviews
"history"
in 15 reviews
"witness"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 17 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 17 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 16 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 16 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 8 September 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 17 August 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 11 August 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 7 April 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 287 hotels in San Diego
Western Inn
364 reviews
.19 km away
Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town
2,192 reviews
.20 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town
493 reviews
.21 km away
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town
180 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Harney Sushi
329 reviews
.27 km away
El Agave
329 reviews
.17 km away
Sushi Tadokoro
90 reviews
.34 km away
Miguel's Cocina
557 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Town Model Railroad Depot
108 reviews
.09 km away
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
910 reviews
.37 km away
Whaley House Museum
300 reviews
.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
dharmadon1965
22 June 2016|
Answer
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.
1
Vote