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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 #14 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I’d been here years ago and it was interesting, but I questioned whether it was worth a second trip. We almost decided not to make the short walk over to the museum from Old Town…glad we did! The interactive presentation was engaging, informative and fun. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure what there was to do here, but I think it's worth a visit. Good history in a cute setting. The sister missionaries there were so nice and friendly! We also got to watch "Meet the Mormons" while we were there, and it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Well worth the time to get there and during the tour. Guides were very friendly and interesting. Gave a lot of helpful information about Old Town.

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Mountains of Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a well done, well staffed treasure. You see, hear, and become part of this rich history!!! The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the history and truly make this tour fun. You can tell that they love their work!!!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Really enjoyed the interactive tour. There were things to do for the little ones that keep them interested in the history presented. Very well done and very enjoyable. One of the must do things in Old San Diego.

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Rutland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

So glad we went! This free tour is excellent, and all the children in our group wrote engaged. The faith aspect is low key and all the costumed guides are pleasant. We knew nothing about this period of history but have often wondered about how the pioneers managed. Enjoyed panning for gold too!

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Thayne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is the second time we have been to the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego and we enjoyed it just as much this time as the first time. The WAY it is presented makes you feel like you were actually there with those who experienced the hardships involved in this Battalion of Soldiers. Go see it, you won't... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Free, informative, interactive and we were left with a positive/ uplifting message for ourselves and our kids. We had two kids under the age of 4 and they stayed engaged the whole 45 min. The older kids and adults enjoyed it too. No "20 bucks for a souvenir photo", no "10 bucks to pan for gold" - it was all... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

One thing you have to know going in is that it's not part of the state park, but a Mormon Church run attraction with missionaries inside. They won't be pushy but are very happy to engage in conversation about their religion (which we did!). It's a beautiful building and they offer a free tour about the Mormon battalion that settled... More 

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Lindon, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Took my three children and we were totally amazed. They use great special effects to engage the kids and teach them history. The story is how the Mormon pioneers were asked to join the arm to help fight in the Mexican War. They left their families and marched through the brutal desert with minimal supplies. It is an inspiring story.... More 

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