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San Diego Honors Our Nation’s Greatest Heroes

An Old Town Trolley conductor named Bill Fox sitting in the trolley's drivers chair smiling and wearing a hat that says 'Korea-Vietnam Veteran'

Our country is what it is today because of the brave men and women who fight to protect our freedoms. Today and every day, we thank you for your service.

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Old Town Trolley and Veterans Day

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Each year on Veterans Day, Old Town Trolley Tours offers specials to all veterans, active duty military personnel and police officers to remind everyone of the service and sacrifices they’ve made for this country. From FREE admission aboard Old Town Trolley to donations made to organizations like the Patriot Service Dogs, our team takes an active interest in honoring our courageous men and women in uniform.

veteran and service dog on san diego trolley tour       veterans sitting inside old town trolley vehicle during veterans day parade in san diego

exterior of trolley during san diego veterans day parade       kids meeting veterans during veterans day parade in san diego


Fleet Week San Diego

Fleet Week San Diego celebrates our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen as a means for San Diego to express its support in a way that would establish San Diego as a patriotic, pro-military city. They share a vision to recognize the contributions made by the sea services to the many communities of the greater San Diego region.
The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

San Diego Veteran of the Year Awards Luncheon

Old Town Trolley Tours and San Diego SEAL Tours are also proud sponsors of the San Diego Veteran of the Year Awards Luncheon. Nominees and selectees are honored in four categories: Individual Veteran of the Year, Lifetime Achievement in Support of Military Veterans, Non-Profit Organization of the Year and Corporation of the Year. 

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Military Museums

America’s Finest City is filled with museums that pay tribute to our nation’s military heroes. Here’s a quick list of some of our favorites that we recommend you visit next time you’re in town. Explore our coupons and promotions page for money saving offers from Old Town Trolley.


The USS Midway Museum includes a self-guided audio tour, more than 40 exhibits and displays, including many restored aircraft, access to the mess deck, berthing spaces, hangar deck, flight deck, island superstructure and more, Mach Combat F-8 and F-4 phantom flight simulators, and a Flight Avionics motion simulator.
910 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 544-9600
Open 10 AM – 5 PM
General Admission Fees. Active Duty Military, Law Enforcement and Firefighters: FREE.

exterior of san diego air and space museum on veteran's daySAN DIEGO AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

Home to a massive collection of classic military aircraft ranging from the dawn of flight through WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the jet age and beyond.
2001 Pan America Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 234-8921
General Admission fees. Active Duty Military: FREE.

exhibit at san diego veterans museum on veterans dayVETERANS MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL CENTER

Dedicated to veterans of all conflicts, the Museum’s exhibits feature World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Women in the Military, and paintings of military subjects. The Museum occupies the former chapel of the Naval Hospital on Inspiration Point in Balboa Park. Adjacent are the Veterans Memorial Garden, B-24 Memorial and the San Diego Vietnam Peace memorial.
2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 239-2300
General Admission Fees.


The MCRD Museum in San Diego shows the history of the Marines in California and the history of the Marine Corps from 1921 to the present day. The public may visit the MCRD Museum subject to base access procedures.
Day Hall, Bldg. 26, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
Phone: (619) 524-6719
Admission is FREE.


CAF Air Group One World War II Museum and Hangar, located at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, is dedicated to preserving military aviation history and honoring those who served during WWII. The museum currently has two aircraft assigned to it: an SNJ “Sassy” and an L-5 Sentinel “Betsy”. Other museum displays include a number of World War II vehicles and artifacts.
1921 N. Marshall Ave., Hangar #13, El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 259-5541
Open 10am to 2pm – Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Admission is FREE.

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