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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Address: 2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
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Ranked #12 of 188 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Highland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Interesting stories about the building of the road from the east to San Diego. Uplifting. Interactive.

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Pocatello
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Very happy we went to this place very nice place great staff a true MUST SEE and do very nice the staff was not pushy at all

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was expecting a battle ground with artifacts. This was a cute little demonstration of the march the Mormon Battalion encountered across the US. While no actual battles took place, the way they tell the story is cute and the props add to it. The great part is everything is free. Entrance, photos, and panning for gold at the end... More

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Ramona, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We LOVE bringing all our visitors here. It's very interactive, fun and engaging. The kids love this magical history lesson that always ends with panning for gold! We always head down to the old town Main Street and get warm tortillas after. :)

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San Diego
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

a well done historically accurate nice museum quality place to visit when you're near Old Town. Very nice people telling you about wonderful early California history in a fun inventive, and interactive way I really enjoyed myself

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We almost missed this great attraction when visiting San Diego Old Town. It is up the hill from the main part of Old Town and definitely worth finding. Lovely welcome and great tour. Audiovisual features are great and the story is interesting. Got a chance to pan for gold, and try other 19th Century hands-on too. It's all free, and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I am Mormon and I enjoy taking Mormons and non-Mormons to the site as it tells a lot about the Mormons trek across the plains and how much the Mormon Battalion help settle San Diego :)

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Quartz Hill, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stopped there one day while visiting Old Town. I was so greatly surprised and impressed at the interactive tour and the historical insight of the foundation of San Diego. I have gone twice and highly recommend it to all--Mormon or not. No pressure and my kids loved the gold panning and family photo they emailed us at the end of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is owned and operated by the LDS church and yes they do want you to see the faith and the trials that they went thru in the early days of the church. There is no obligation of any kind and the missionaries are not pushy. It is a great exhibit for the kids and the whole family, we went... More

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We happened upon this while in Old Town and were expecting to see a few historic articles and a statue--maybe about a 15 minute stay. Well, the interactive tour was AMAZING. My teenagers liked it. We adults liked it. The guide was solid. We learned about the battalion and also how it effected the settlement of San Diego. Well worth... More

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