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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
619-298-3317
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Ranked #11 of 225 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Charleston, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited here on a Sunday and there were a lot of other tourists there. Our group was rather large - 25 people - and a sister missionary guided us through the museum. The presentation was a little cheesy - directed towards younger kids - but I enjoyed learning about the Mormon Battalion. I have a greater respect for the... More

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Reeds Spring, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I forced my kids to go to this site and I was rewarded with smiles and thanks for making us go comments :) They have really updated this site with interactive displays and discussions. It was a nice treat to get the free family photo at the end! The kids enjoyed panning for gold and "mining" with the computer generated... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Almost like a Disney ride. We put together and well thought out. I love history and to be a part of it with this site was really fun.

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Mission Viejo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We took our Cub Scouts to visit the museum. It is a good place to learn about the history of these people who help forge a trail to the west and build part of Old Town San Diego. There is a movie first, then you travel through rooms with a guide who explains some of the events. They have a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great and free exhibit with free parking. It is fun, informative, multimedia, and at times a little "cheesy". There is a subtle religious undertone but it is minimal, relaxed, and not pushy. The history alone makes the experience worthwhile. We really enjoyed it and my 23 year old son even had fun with it!

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went with our family group of 14. None of us had been before. The tour and films shown are very well done and enjoyable. The kids liked the gold panning at the end the best.

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Bountiful, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The building is in the old Spanish stucco style and very reminiscent of the period. I had heard this story many times, but this time was different. Because it was more interactive and visual, I learned and remembered the experiences of some of the members of the battalion. I didn't know some of them were ones that went up to... More

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I wanted to see this attraction after two guides on the old town trolley buses had recommended it but my husband was not keen. Well he had to eat his words after I made him go lol. Not only is this a free attraction it's very interesting and informative, the guides are in traditional dress and very pleasant and friendly.... More

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San Diego, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I expected the usual independent tour, reading captions to learn about what happened to the battalion. I was at the door when the museum opened on a weekend morning and was surprised to be provided a personal tour by one of the "Sisters.' I was also surprised to go from room to room and have the tour be interactive, starting... More

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Senior Contributor
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I expected to visit an old, run down building. I was surprised to discover a new building built to look old. The tour was interactive and informative. The "talking" photographs were a surprise and an interesting way to tell the story. At the end of the tour, a brochure is offered to anyone wanting to know about the Mormon religion.... More

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