Heritage of the Americas Museum

12110 Cuyamaca College Dr. W., El Cajon, CA 92019 - United States





The Heritage of the Americas Museum is an enchanting destination filled with exquisite artifacts and specimens housed in four major wings. The fruition of founder Bernard "Bud" Lueck's dream, visitors of all ages are invited to take a Journey Through Time to discover new places, cultures and art all without your passport.


The museum is a cultural and educational center with a unique collection of art, artifacts, and natural history specimens displayed in four exhibit wings: Natural History, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Art. The Art Wing also houses an extraordinary collection of artifacts from China, the Stone of Heaven Exhibit, which includes a rare jade burial suit from the Han Dynasty and a jade dragon ship. The grounds surrounding the museum truly constitute a fifth wing: The Botanical Gardens.


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