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Old Town San Diego Historic Park

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01/01 - 12/31

San Diego County

Free

All Ages

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park presents the opportunity to experience the history of early San Diego by providing a connection to the pas.

Learn about life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Even today, life moves more slowly in this part of San Diego, where the hustle and bustle is balanced with history and fiestas. Visitors are offered a glimpse into yesteryear, as converging cultures transformed San Diego from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. San Diego became California’s first Spanish settlement when a mission and fort were established here in 1769. Later, it passed into the hands of the newly made Mexican government before gaining statehood in the United States after the Mexican-American War.

The core of restored original historic buildings from the interpretive period are complemented by reconstructed sites, along with early twentieth century buildings designed in the same mode. Five original adobe buildings are part of the historic park, which include museums, unique retail shops, and several restaurants.

The Historic Plaza remains a special place for gatherings and historic activities. Visitors can also experience a working blacksmith shop, enjoy music, see or touch the park’s burros, and engage in activities that represent early San Diego.

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Hours: 10am-5pm
Crowds: Large
Credit Cards: Yes
Location: Indoor + Outdoor
Concessions: Yes
Souvenirs: Yes
Restrooms: Average
Play Area: Yes
Parking: Average
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   Old Town San Diego State Historic Park   4002 Wallace St   San Diego, CA 92110
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