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Cabrillo National Monument


  • Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
  • Vicinity: Southern tip of Point Loma
  • Neighborhood of Point Loma in San Diego
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

A Voyage of Discovery at Cabrillo National Monument

Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery. - NPS


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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma Harbor Defense Ruins

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1542/09/28 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Explorer Juan Cabrillo enters San Diego Bay and becomes the first European to land on the Pacific Coast of the future United States

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Particulars for Cabrillo National Monument:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Conservation
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Level of Significance Local
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Level of Significance State
Historic Use Underwater
Historic Use Water-related



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Cabrillo National Monument
Registry Address: 10 mi. from San Diego off U.S. 10, near S tip of Point Loma
Registry Number: 66000224
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: National Park Service; US Lighthouse Board
Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Area in Acres: 143
Contributing Buildings: 2
Non-Contributing Buildings: 4
Contributing Structures: 22
Non-Contributing Structures: 2
Non-Contributing Objects: 2
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Monument
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; State; Local
Area of Significance: Exploration-settlement, Conservation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Person, Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1500-1599
Significant Year: 1542, 1854, 1891
Associated People: Cabrillo,Juan Rodriguez
Historic Function: Transportation, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Underwater, Water-related
Current Function: Transportation, Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Conservation area Water-related Monument, Marker Museum

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