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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
619-298-3317
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Ranked #12 of 235 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Southern California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent presentation on the history of the Mormon Battalion and the role in San Diego History. Great place to checkout while you are waiting for your table to eat at Old Town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I thought it was a museum, it's more like an interactive documentary/presentation place. There is no tour or anything but the information provided is actually really interested. We're not Mormon and nobody tried to convert us so there's that, but there's definitely a mission undertone, since the people that work there are stationed by their church. The information is really... More

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a good interactive fun walk through of what the Mormon Battalion went through all those years ago and the application of what they learned in choosing to fulfill the assignment. Can't imagine walking all that way and never having one battle, but still experiencing the blessings from God that they did. It was historical, spiritual, and informative all... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've lived in San Diego since 1958 and had never visited this attraction. I decided to take a friend since it was close to Old Town and Heritage Square. The history portrayed here is good, with lots of authentic artifacts and photos. The video presentations are slanted with Mormon propaganda, but you can separate that from the historical significance and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting, lots of local history and Mormon history. Sister Missionaries are very knowledgeable & do not try to convert you

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

we enjoyed a wonderful hour visiting the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in Old Town, San Diego. The tour, the missionaries and the film were all done in such a professional manner and gave us a wonderful insight on what the battalion members experienced. I would recommend it to any visiting Sand Diego.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was on google map to look up a mexican restaurant in Old Town and accidentally found this site. It was hard to ignore while most the reviews on google gave this place a 5 star. We decided to walk to this site after the mexican meal, it was very nice and educational. The presentation is fun to keep kids... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was wandering the area taking pictures when one of the girls flagged me over. I went along with her suggestion to check out the interior and join the tour, mostly because she was cute and very friendly. Ultimately it wasn't for me but your mileage may vary. + Very nice, friendly people. + Some nice decor inside for pictures.... More

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Participated in this tour located in the old town area. This is a great tour for people with kids. Our group of 4 had no children so if you cannot find your inner child, you might find it a little hokey. The storytellers seem to come alive interacting with the tour guide. Our tour guide "sister", had a very thick... More

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West Valley City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife made sure we went here. I loved it. Great information on the Mormon Battalion. It taught me how the Mormons were a big part in settling San Diego. Loved it

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