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San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

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Overlooked but Very Educational

We go to the Safari Park quite often, and one weekend we dropped in here. There was a re-enactment... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Liars N F
Last Battle in the U.S.-Mexican War. Take the moment to visit

The park is located on San Pasqual Valley Road and you could easily pass by if you were not looking... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Marilyn S
Huntington Beach
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15808 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7019
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

This museum/visitor center is only open on the weekends. Also, be aware of the weather. We visited on 09/08 and the temperature was 107°. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. Upon entry, a short 10-minute film talks about the Mexican-American war of 1847. Then...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We go to the Safari Park quite often, and one weekend we dropped in here. There was a re-enactment and a very good briefing. This was the sharpest actual battle between the Californios and the American army, and it was essentially a draw. Great descriptions...More

1  Thank Liars N F
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

The San Pasqual Battlefields Memorial Museum is a small gem along highway 78 next to the Wild Animal Park. The Visitor’s Center has a short film and a very informative staff member who makes the story come alive. There are children’s activities to keep the...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed January 31, 2018

This is a great little museum to stop at for an hour or so. One of the last battle sites in the Spanish American War. The museum is small but well worth a visit, some exhibits, a short movie and well displayed literature. The docent...More

1  Thank gerleg12
Reviewed January 17, 2018

This park offers a nice small museum with interesting architectural features, an impressive archaeological center, great easy walking trails and lookouts, picnic areas and event reenactments. All the volunteers and docents are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the historical events that took place in the...More

Thank FoggyMonday
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The park is located on San Pasqual Valley Road and you could easily pass by if you were not looking for the entry. Take the time to drive up and learn the History of the last battle in California. The Volunteer on hand only Sat....More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed March 25, 2017

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
Reviewed February 14, 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
Reviewed December 10, 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...More

2  Thank Daruth
Reviewed December 7, 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...More

2  Thank kedalion1
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January 8, 2017|
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1846 Mexican-American War - reenacted every December 4th