Cabrillo National Monument

Local nameCabrillo National Monument
LocationSan Diego, USA

Cabrillo National Monument is at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California, United States. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. This event marked the first time a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States. The site was designated as California Historical Landmark #56 in 1932. As with all historical units of the National Park Service, Cabrillo was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.The annual Cabrillo Festival Open House is held on a Sunday each October. It commemorates Cabrillo with a reenactment of his landing at Ballast Point, in San Diego Bay. Other events are held above at the National Monument and include Kumeyaay, Portuguese, and Mexican singing and dancing, booths with period and regional food, a historical reenactment of a 16th-century encampment, and children's activities.

Tags National ParkNature Reserve
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabrillo_National_Monument

Address Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego 92106, United States

Coordinates 32°40'20.368" N -117°14'29.369" E

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