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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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I got to this museum by accident, I asked the driver for the (historic) park, and he drove me here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful visit

Stop here when you visit Old Town. It is well worth your time. I was worried that it was too... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got to this museum by accident, I asked the driver for the (historic) park, and he drove me here and pointed to the park on its side. But I was thrilled to see it, I had not seen it in any guidebooks. The Mormons...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank barbgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in just for a bit. Wasn’t expecting a formal tour. Being two adults we weren’t interested in planning for gold. We weren’t interested in playing musical spoons to accompany the re-enactment film either. Cut our visit short. If it was just the museum room,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rossdmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop here when you visit Old Town. It is well worth your time. I was worried that it was too advanced for our family of young children but they enjoyed it very much. Our son got to dress up in what the battalion wore and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gaylerae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon and stumbled upon this place. Free parking in the back (rare in SD) The happiest sister missionaries giving tours. We learned so much And had a fun time doing it. Everything is interactive and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HawaiiStateofMind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, the tour and production were very well done and interesting, the facility was very clean, and the staff were very nice. HOWEVER, they seemed to take a lot of historical license with the facts presented. Everything was explained to give the impression that the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alicia F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am interested in history. So when I heard at a museum dedicated to the Mormon Battalion I decided to investigate. I was not disappointed. I thought it was well done and interesting. There was no attempt to push Mormonism. I particularly enjoed teh movie...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vidagreene
Reviewed February 3, 2019

I wasn't expecting such an entertaining and interactive tour. I thought we'd walk around, look at photos and read signs. I was very surprised and happy with the tour. It was really interesting and kept me entertained as well. It is free and well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank heidiz996
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We absolutely loved this experience! The presentation is VERY well done- it's extremely interactive (you sit at the campground, in the cabin, etc.) with some comedy while telling an incredibly moving story from different personal perspectives. It's a great family activity, as there are lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hayleypl
Reviewed January 26, 2019

The historic site focuses on early Mormon Settlers to the San Diego area and their journey from Illinois. It is very interactive and informative. At the end of the tour the children can pan for gold, "make" clay bricks, hand wash laundry. The tour follows...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catherinehH1974MH
Reviewed January 22, 2019

My niece thinks this place is great, I thought it was pretty boring. Little kids might like the panning for gold and the talking pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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