We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 15808 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7019
Phone Number:
+1 760-489-0076

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
California history in a beautiful, untouched park

Lovely setting right off the road to the Wild Animal Park. Friendly, helpful docents. Tons of California's history, set in a beautifully preserved lication. This is how... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 37: English reviews
Level Contributor
238 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely setting right off the road to the Wild Animal Park. Friendly, helpful docents. Tons of California's history, set in a beautifully preserved lication. This is how California used to look.

Thank email4saundra1
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice little museum that describes the setting of the Mexican-American battle in the valley. No admission fee. There is a hiking loop up the mountain, which provides a spectacular view.

1 Thank StrayPup
Southern California
Level Contributor
110 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This museum is right along the highway on SR78. Free admission. Plenty of parking. It is full of history of the area, mainly the Battle of San Pasqual. Re-enactments take place annually in early December. The 'battle' itself is spectacular. Displays and demonstrations are set up to experience live as it was in the time the battle took place; children,... More 

2 Thank Daruth
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
25 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This little park commemorating a forgotten battle in a forgotten war is packed with fantastic displays, a great panoramic window of the battlefield. I've rarely seen such a well-done "small event" museum - tells the story in a balanced, compelling way, and the staff is bathed in the history of the place and can answer literally any question you ask... More 

2 Thank kedalion1
Level Contributor
94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I enjoyed visiting San Pasqual Battlefield. It is not very large, so between the musuem and the trials, you could do it within a few hours. If you climb to the top of the trail, you get a beautiful view of the valley.. The battlefield is maybe about 5 or so minutes from the safari park.

1 Thank Lisa P
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
146 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Small museum with historical markers on the grounds. Local history is interesting. Less than an hour to visit. Brief film overview worth watching. Great views of San Pasqual Valley from the hiking trail. Although the trail is steep, narrow and well maintained. Seating at the top for viewing the sites.

1 Thank SJR55
Las Vegas, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I passed this on my way from Ramona to Oceanside. Being retired military, I'm always interested in military history. I happened to stop on the first Sunday of the month where a talk is given and a cannon fired by docents. I did not know anything about the battle but I'm glad I stopped. I learned more about the CA-Mexican... More 

1 Thank Elaine C
Escondido, California, USA
Level Contributor
125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love this place and bring friends and family here for outings. Just put together a tour for a group of 40+ members of the Los Californianos organization. Very knowledgeable docents.

1 Thank LGA026
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
140 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Mexican -American War, both claimed victory so should be remembered on both sides. Should be on par with the "5 de Mayo" battle at Puebla. A must for all locals since this is key part of how the west was won. Kids of all ages. Small museum and short hiking trails.

2 Thank Eduardo_TJ
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
142 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our list to this smaller museum/visitor center with its informative volunteer. Good displays - be sure to see the lance that the Californios used and how they used it. Film is dated but gives a good overview. And, speaking of overview - take the nature trail in back of the visitor center to the top and take... More 

1 Thank Nancy F

Travellers who viewed San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park also viewed


Been to San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?