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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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A great way to learn about the sacrifices the men of the Mormon Battalion made for the country. It is a fun little tour with no real religious pressure. It was fun to pan for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Boise, Idaho

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A great way to learn about the sacrifices the men of the Mormon Battalion made for the country. It is a fun little tour with no real religious pressure. It was fun to pan for fools gold also!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a surprisingly fun visit. I am generally not one to promote the activities of the LDS movement but the mix of live action, technology and history here was really good. Uncle Walt and his cohort would do well to take a look at how it could be done. If nothing else, the air-con is really great around midday.

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Good interactive history lesson on what part the Mormons took in founding San Diego. I am very much into history but I am not a very religious person. So I was a little worried that they were going to start to try to convert everyone. That didn't happen they are proud of their faith and I am good with that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went here because of good reviews we saw online when we were walking through the old town. When we got to the place we realized that this was actually the Mormon church. When we first started the tour I kept saying to my wife that we should try to sneak away and leave, but we stayed and I'm glad... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visited here with my 12 and 9 year olds. I'm a history buff and wouldn't have missed it, especially as it was free. It was definitely more than we were expecting! For no cost, you get a 40 minute interactive "journey" through several rooms that are designed to look like various places on the trail from Illinois to San... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A Wonderful stop while in the old town San Diego district. Loved the interactive method of presenting the Mormon Battalion story. A great way to cool down for 30-45 minutes in the summer heat.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Interesting history that was new to us. Yes, it is about the Mormons, as the title clearly indicates, and the guides are also Mormon. We are not Mormon, but thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and felt no pressure. Very well done and its free.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I came to this site to learn for the historical aspect of the site. I brought my children with me. While the multimedia presentation was good, it appeared to be a missionary attempt to convert the audience. One of the nice young women working there confirmed that she was there to do her "mission." I believe in freedom of religion,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

These folks know how to put together a multi-media presentation, with a great personal touch. The young ladies dressed in period costume, hosted the interactive show. Gold panning for the kids, a cool photo you can email to yourself. And no cost at all. Teenager even enjoyed the history and black powder gun.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Because the United States Army ordered them to disband or they would be marched on and forcibly disband. Clearly they complied. This monument stands testament that nobody, not even gods army argues with the U.S. Hahaha

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Additional Information about Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Address: Address: 2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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