Tour Overview

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum offers regularly scheduled docent-led tours. All tours will operate year-round except on designated Museum Holidays. Reservations are required by phone at 619-338-9888 or by email to at least 24 hours in advance. Tours have a maximum number of 20 participants.

Museum & Garden Tour

First Saturday of each month | 11:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free with $5 Museum Admission

This docent-led tour provides an overview of the history of San Diego’s Chinatown, the Chuang Garden, our permanent collection, and featured exhibits in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension and Chuang Archive and Learning Center, if applicable. Reservation required.

Asian Pacific Historic District Walking Tour

Second Saturday of each month | 11:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free with $5 Museum Admission 

This docent-led tour explores the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino districts that once filled the area. Visitors will walk through the Gaslamp Quarter and Asian Pacific Historic District to see the sites of Asian Americans who populated this neighborhood beginning in the 1850s. This tour is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Historic Collaborative. Reservation required.

Private Tours for All Groups

These tours can be given to private groups of all ages during regular museum hours. Please contact us at to schedule a private tour at your convenience.