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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Great historical tour

Great thing to see about mormons' history, fun and well presented, good to see if you are a family with kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sovanna C
Moirans-en-Montagne, France

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Moirans-en-Montagne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great thing to see about mormons' history, fun and well presented, good to see if you are a family with kids.

Thank Sovanna C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was actually the highlight of our visit to Old Town San Diego. The visit is free and it is a guided tour. Our guide was very dynamic and clear on what she had to say about the battalion of mormon volunteers that went 800 miles by foot to get victory to the US Army during the American-Mexican war. There... More 

1 Thank reeldoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of your on San Diego make sure and come herw. You will be suprised by the significant contribution to your history this site will give you.

Thank Robert B
Lyman, Wyoming
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little visitor center. Whether you are LDS or a history buff, or just want something to do this is a great place to visit for an hour. The missionaries are wonderful (they are not preaching, just tour guides). The experience is fun and interactive. There is even a place to pan for gold after the tour.... More 

Thank cg343804
Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting such an enjoyable presentation and the volunteers that work there are some of the nicest I've ever met. I learned a lot about the Mormon Battalion and gained a great respect for their sacrifice and significant contribution to the history of San Diego.

Thank Michele B
Fruit Heights, Utah
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66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Mormon Battalion historic site. The story is compelling and the interactive museum is really first rate! Well worth the time spent. Would go see it again.

Thank Golfnut222
Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great historical site for anyone wanting to learn about the history of California and the west in general. The site is very engaging regardless of your religious background. The Mormon religion is presented as an influence on certain historical figures and not the focus of the visit. The guides present historical info and experiences without pushing a religious agenda.

Thank jleonsnow
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to take kids ages four and up. They have a fun interactive (specifically kid interactive) tour that gives you some history on the "Mormon Battalion", some good general history of the time period and a little about the Church/Religion. They are happy to talk to you more about the church but it is primarily a... More 

Thank Spencer D
La Verne, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was one of the best things we visited in San Diego. I learned a lot and the interactive tour was the best. We had a great guide and even panned for gold. It's great for all ages and there is no charge for an amazing experience....Thank You

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Thatcher, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice experience here and watched an interactive movie presentation about the help from the battalion in creating trails in the southwest, settling and development of the area of Dan Diego. I would recommend this to anyone interested in historical events. My living in the southwest and visiting places mentioned in the presensation, made this very interesting to... More 

Thank Beckie W

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