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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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We ate at The Fishery. The food was excellent. BYOB The price was reasonable tending toward high. Breakfast at The Mexican Cafe on main street of Old San Diego (State Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brentwood, Tennessee

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at The Fishery. The food was excellent. BYOB The price was reasonable tending toward high. Breakfast at The Mexican Cafe on main street of Old San Diego (State Park). Free Parking at park

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is how historical sites should operate. Docents were in character the whole time, well done scenes from history were shown and we learned a lot about the history of the area. We had no idea about this particular piece of history. there are fun things to do, take some old time pictures, pan for gold etc. A nice little... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found in Old Town San Diego California, this historic site is very modern in the use of technology telling the tale of how President Polk mustered a 500 man battalion of Mormon men. This site has ample parking, and friendly hosts that make you feel at home. You are shown just how it felt to be a early pioneer set... More 

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Thank Cliff J
Independence, Missouri
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Costumed docents present a great multi-media presentation that will inform and entertain visitors of all ages. There are hands-on activities (panning for "gold") that is fun too.

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Thank Gordon C
Santa Ana, California
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent museum. You learn about the Mormon Battalion and how they helped settle San Diego. The guides dress in period costumes and help you understand the sacrifices that the Battalion took to make it to San Diego.

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Thank Lars92887
Highland, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Battalion Site. Great spirit there. Friendly guides. Nice exhibits. The story of the Battalion and how they helped to settle the west was very interesting!

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Thank Dave E
Syrscuse, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It was one of the best tours in old town and it was free. Interesting for the whole family. I liked panning for gold and the videos.

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Thank Glora J
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is an amazing place to stop and learn and very fun as well. We learned so much about San Diego's history, how it was settled, built and grew. It is a very interactive stop. You will love it, we sure did. Also, we learned a lot about Mormon history coupled to San Diego. We would have never guessed what... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Very interesting site. Pictures on the wall started to talk; walls shook during a "stampede," it was almost like an attraction at Disneyland!! We're not Mormon/LDS, but if you are in Old Town San Diego, go!!! --- Persons of all ages seemed to be mesmerized by the tour! ---

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Thank Craigery
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The 40-minute tour was interesting and told this historic story in an engaging way. We were asked about our religion and beliefs, but we quickly got past that as we are not Mormon. The tour is free - we tried to make a donation at the end, and were told they don't accept them. Take the tour, then stroll/dine around... More 

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