Cabrillo National Monument celebrates NPS 100 years

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years and Thursday, the Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of Point Loma has a full schedule of events to commemorate.

President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the NPS on Aug. 25, 1916. The agency serves as caretaker for more than 400 sites.

Local events are scheduled to begin at the monument at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with a presentation of colors and welcoming address by park Superintendent Andrea Compton. Among other things, cake will be served at 11 a.m., and a guided tour will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The Cabrillo National Monument features stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Coronado and downtown San Diego, is home to the Point Loma Lighthouse and serves as the entrance to the Point Loma tide pools.

The facility is open daily from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Entrance fees will be waived today through Sunday.

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