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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Address: 2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
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History of the West

Do this. If you have kids of any age from 4 to 94, do this. It was a very well put together presentation of a part of California history and the history of Westward migration... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Lewiston, Idaho
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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Do this. If you have kids of any age from 4 to 94, do this. It was a very well put together presentation of a part of California history and the history of Westward migration. It was free and took about 30 minutes, but we could have spend an hour if we had more time.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a tour that's very worthwhile & historical & there's no charge. It's unique in the fact that you actually feel part of the history in the making. I would recommend this highly. We did ask if they take donations & they don't. The tour takes about an hour or less & there's much to see & learn.

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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this museum as a couple, but we would like to return with our kids. There is something for everyone here. The museum itself is in a lovely building just up the street from the commercial part of Old Town. There is free parking if you're visiting, so don't pay to park at a lot. We... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Like others was not what I expected,but did really enjoy it,the way the story was told had you wanting to hear more,if you visit Old a town this is a must do.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to San Diego several times and never visited, but we thought we would visit this time. We are really glad that we didn't miss it. We really enjoyed the history lesson. They really have given a lot of care to preserve the history of the battalion. I just wish it was longer, I longed for more when... More 

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Ogden, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Mormon Battalion tells the story of a group of Mormon Pioneers on their trek west where they are asked to join a group of soldiers fighting against Mexico, and the trials they endured. You go from room to room that are decorated to look like that era and watch little video clips telling the story. Very interesting and informative.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The pictures talk! You change rooms, from Council Bluffs IA to Ft. Leavenworth to be outfitted, to the long hot trail, to your arrival in San Diego. At the end you get to pan for gold (actually iron pyrite, but it's shiny.) You feel like you're actually part of the Mormon Battalion. We weren't wanting to spend the 45 minutes... More 

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west covina california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Located in Old Town San Diego. Thought it was an old fortress, but it turned out to be an entertaining and educational experience. Hostess were dressed in period garb and we were taken from taken from room to room with a high tech interactive video chronicling the travel of Mormons to California. Also include is a free souvenir picture and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very well presented segment of American History, delightfully told by the Mormon people. Very well suited for visits with children.

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Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Well done short presentations and exhibits on Mormons and San Diego History. Presentations are informative on little know aspects of San Diego past, Fast paced and holds interest of all ages.

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