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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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This was a wonderful surprisingly good visit. The interactive tour is worth doing and helps explain... read more

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Must visit in Old Town

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dileep B
San Diego, California
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Reviewed today 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dileep B
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Thank KristinB284
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good place to visit. Volunteers make up for the lack of things to see. They know their story well and will give you information that you did not know. The best part is that they gave us a voucher to have a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank youcanhandlethetruth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a a very pleasant trip with engaging displays and history of a group of civilians who made major sacrifices to help settle the western US. The small museum and gold panning at the end, with the view from the tower were very nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oregonfamilytravel50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a nice surprise. You will learn the history of the Mormon Battalion and their involvement in the Mexican/American war. This is not a lecture, its a story that is fun for both children and adults as you move from room to room...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimber C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not overly impressed but still think its worth a stop if only to visit the neighborhood. Plan an hour at the site and 3 more eating and drinking in Old City area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bevans130
Reviewed November 10, 2018

This is a free activity in Ole Town. The video presentation was excellent and very informative. This is definite visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tim G
Reviewed November 9, 2018

What a wonderful exhibit and bonus it is free. This is worth the time and even if you had to pay it is worth the time. An excellent interactive demonstration to history that we were not aware of. Not pushing the religion, but reinacting the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Teresa H
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Heather L
July 14, 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
July 28, 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