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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
619-298-3317
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Ranked #11 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Type: Historic Sites
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Very different, an excellent experience. The tour guides are friendly and informative and the tour is fascinating. I am glad we included this during our visit to Old Town.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Extremely well done historical tour. This is definitely a must do attraction for anyone. The tour guides were informative and enthusiastic. The mixture of actual artifacts, theme based rooms, and video presentation are top notch. This seriously might be the coolest thing in Old Towne area and it is free. Tour takes about 45 mins. Learn a little history and... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What a wonderful experience, one of my highlights in San Diego we stayed in Old Town so it was easy to get to and well worth it. Fabulous staff my kids loved it and the gold mining.

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Magna, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was such a fun place to visit. It was such a fresh, new approach to a museum tour. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but the way they did the tour kept even my sullen fourteen year old son's interest. I even got a picture of him smiling!

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Provo, Utah
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were in Old Town and went to visit this site. The tour is so much fun and my kids really enjoyed it. They even got to pan for gold at the end. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful introduction to the history of San Diego. Right next to the Old town tourist area. We had no idea what to expect which made it even better. Tours last 30 minutes. Loved the whole experience. No charge by the way

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was an neat experience to go thru the exhibit. Very informative about the history of these men. Great exhibit for children, especially after where they can pan for gold. Best of all, no charge for admission!!

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Although it was a very busy day with multiple groups going through, we had a terrific experience. The missionaries who staff the center are so friendly and helpful - even as tour guides in Old Town. Their discount coupons and restaurant recommendations were great. The "interactive movie" was fun with good actors depicting a historical account of early migrants to... More

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Interactive tour - the guide was great and at the end you get a free picture and can email it to your friends. At the end, if you want, you can pan for 'gold'. The rest of old town was just a tourist money grab. Very little authentic.

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NY NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Having read previous TripAdvisor reviews, I went in armed to defend myself from a full-on Mormon recruitment campaign. No such thing happened. The religious slant is felt but very, very soft. And overall, this experience is extremely well done- my children and I LOVED it. Very clever use of new technology, lots of hands-on experiences to make history come alive.... More

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