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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
619-298-3317
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Ranked #13 of 237 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Maricopa, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our friends recommended this place to us. We knew nothing about it but still went. It was a great way to spend a little free time we had. My children loved it. Great interactions and kept my children engaged the whole time!! We will definitely go every time we are in San Diego!!!

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was expecting more of a museum, but it is a guided, interactive tour. The guides get into things and we had a fun time. It did take quite a bit of time to get through the whole tour, but it was informative. The gold panning was appreciated by the kids. Parking is at a premium in the area.

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Southern California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Excellent presentation on the history of the Mormon Battalion and the role in San Diego History. Great place to checkout while you are waiting for your table to eat at Old Town.

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Orem, Utah
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We always go to the Mormon Battalion Historic Site when we visit San Diego. We love the interactive surprises. The hosts are knowledgeable and friendly. They even dress is traditional old fashion dress. You get transported back to the old days when San Diego was missions and the gold rush was on. It's fun to pan for gold. see how... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I thought it was a museum, it's more like an interactive documentary/presentation place. There is no tour or anything but the information provided is actually really interested. We're not Mormon and nobody tried to convert us so there's that, but there's definitely a mission undertone, since the people that work there are stationed by their church. The information is really... More

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Everett, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a good interactive fun walk through of what the Mormon Battalion went through all those years ago and the application of what they learned in choosing to fulfill the assignment. Can't imagine walking all that way and never having one battle, but still experiencing the blessings from God that they did. It was historical, spiritual, and informative all... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've lived in San Diego since 1958 and had never visited this attraction. I decided to take a friend since it was close to Old Town and Heritage Square. The history portrayed here is good, with lots of authentic artifacts and photos. The video presentations are slanted with Mormon propaganda, but you can separate that from the historical significance and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting, lots of local history and Mormon history. Sister Missionaries are very knowledgeable & do not try to convert you

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

we enjoyed a wonderful hour visiting the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in Old Town, San Diego. The tour, the missionaries and the film were all done in such a professional manner and gave us a wonderful insight on what the battalion members experienced. I would recommend it to any visiting Sand Diego.

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was on google map to look up a mexican restaurant in Old Town and accidentally found this site. It was hard to ignore while most the reviews on google gave this place a 5 star. We decided to walk to this site after the mexican meal, it was very nice and educational. The presentation is fun to keep kids... More

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