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Walking Tour of Historic Coronado Homes

Coronado Community, News | 1st Oct 2013

Tour Coronado homesThe island of Coronado is a beautiful place, as people who own Coronado homes are well aware. The island also has a long and interesting history. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about historic Coronado homes or famous residents, here’s an event for you.

On Wednesday, October 2nd, join the Coronado Heritage Walk. It begins at the Coronado Museum of History and Art at 1100 Orange Avenue at 10:30 a.m. You will learn all sorts of interesting facts and stories, while getting some sun and exercise. The tour repeats each Wednesday, so if you can’t come on October 2nd, you can catch another. The fee for the walking tour is $10 and includes admission to the museum. Click here for more information and to make reservations.

The Coronado Museum of History and Art is a treasure trove of historic photographs and ephemera. One of the current exhibits details the 100-year history of yachting on Coronado. Yachtsmen who live in Coronado should be sure to catch this exhibit. There are several interesting video interviews with long-time residents of Coronado about racing and yachting, as well as a wooden sabot, designed and handmade by a local craftsman.

There’s also a fascinating history of the Hotel del Coronado and Tent City. Tent City was next to the Hotel and operated during the 1930’s as a summer vacation spot for families. There are many photographs, as well as letters, postcards, the Tent City News, and much more. Click here to learn more about current exhibits.  There’s a lot to explore and learn about near Coronado homes!

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