We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
Website
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 510 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 376
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Always interesting to find the little cracks in history they don't teach in school.

I enjoyed the perspective and the dedication of all of those that helped settle the western US and it's territories. If you are offended by people of faith, you won't find this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
aspd3815900
,
aspd3815900
Add Photo Write a Review

510 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
aspd3815900
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the perspective and the dedication of all of those that helped settle the western US and it's territories. If you are offended by people of faith, you won't find this enjoyable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indio, California
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
62 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This museum is close to Old Town San Diego and is a very fascinating account of history that i had no knowledge of before. It is well worth the 40 minute guided tour. You will learn a lot about the old west and the events that led up to the war with Mexico and how they got to San Diego.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
treharris
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Really enjoyed this even if the ladies who took us around very a little over enthusiastic, probably because we were the only two on the tour and there were two guides. Anyway this is an interactive show and very well done. Interesting story too about the Mormons enlisting in the army in order to help get further west. A good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Marcos
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Being a self-proclaimed history buff, I couldn't resist visiting a "historical" site. This is ANYTHING but a historical site. The building was built about 5 years ago to look like an historical building. It's a trap to lure tourist in to proselytize them to Mormonism. The "tour" is pretty intriguing in it's technology, but once you start the 40 minute... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fairbanks, Alaska
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There is a well done historic film about the Mormon Battalion. We took our kids and they loved it. One member gets to dress up in battalion garb which is neat. You can pan for gold (fake) after which is also fun. We recommend this to everyone visiting San Diego. There is great shopping and food nearby as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Springs, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Just spent a few moments reading how these people come 2000 miles by foot to help in the war against Mexico. By the time they arrived the war was over, but then they got involved in other helpful activities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We checked out the Mormon Battalion Historic Site during a visit of Old Town San Diego as part of our acclimatization to our new hometown. The Site is nice and well-maintained. There is a show-and-tell presentation which can be interesting for young children and interested adults. The presentation is very staid and goody-goody, but it is about the Mormons who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Castle Rock, Colorado
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lots of history at this place, and cool life-sized dioramas. The iron jail cell was really interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Texas
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was an interesting, interactive history of the Mormon Battalion and their trek across half the US. The missionaries helped with the story and there were a few things for the kids to do at the end, like pan for gold, make bricks. Interesting little museum that will keep the kids occupied while learning a little history of San Diego.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Did you know that Mormon Battalion members helped to settle San Diego and surrounding areas in California? The Mormon Battalion Center takes an interesting historical event and brings it to life with technology and storytelling in a way that entertains all ages. This is one of those places where everyone should visit, whether they've travelled hundreds of miles or live... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mormon Battalion Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Mormon Battalion Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mormon Battalion Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?