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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Wonderful plce for history lovers!

My husband had a relative in the Mormon Battalion, so this place was of special interest to us. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murray, Utah
San Diego History made fun!

This is the best tour in Greater Old Town! All free, about 40 min (which seems to go by faster... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ladies who greeted us were very nice and we were ushered into a room for an intro and then ushered into another room (with very uncomfortable seating) for a highly produced film, which was more about the faith that the Mormons had rather than...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lyndoski
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had a relative in the Mormon Battalion, so this place was of special interest to us. It would be interesting to just about anyone, though, and is interactive so kids enjoy it. I think it's a don't-miss for the area if you like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best tour in Greater Old Town! All free, about 40 min (which seems to go by faster), and interactive. Led by costumed young docents in a replicated building. A good mix of humorous video and oral presentations about early San Diego history....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Momx10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally awesome walked off the street and was transported back to the way it was.Actual stories from personal diaries telling it as it happened and how it came about

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Waipuna689
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place provided both some historical context as well as some well thought out photo options and panning fun for kids and as we found out even some young teens

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KeweArt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem of a stop will take you about 40 minutes to see if you take the guided tour. Explains some of the early history of the area and the American/Mexican war. Fun tour for kids and they can pan for gold at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MCH65
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful surprisingly good visit. The interactive tour is worth doing and helps explain so much about the early history of San Diego and the effort the battalion went to. It was humorous and enlightening. And it’s free!

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank delb0inz
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Very interesting place to visit with family. Good for children. Nicely done tour. Free parking. Good history lesson.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dileep B
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The volunteer staff was nice and friendly. We spent about 1 hour here in their interactive exhibit. Fun way to learn a little about San Diego history

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KristinB284
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this visit. Love history of all kinds but this told a great story we won't see in any normal history lesson. Don't miss this!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Heather L
14 July 2018|
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Response from 91GrownYoungWoman | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is no gift shop but they'll take a picture of your group with their background and camera and give you the picture as a souvenir. And when you go in the tour to the gold pottery section you may take one... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from lxjuarez | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, but please give them a call. Here is their number. 619 298 3317