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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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Great little gem in Old Town

As we were driving around looking for parking we stumbled upon the Mormon Battalion Historic Site. It is a couple of blocks away from most of the shops and restaurants but worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bluffdale, Utah

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Bluffdale, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As we were driving around looking for parking we stumbled upon the Mormon Battalion Historic Site. It is a couple of blocks away from most of the shops and restaurants but worth the short walk. They offer a free tour which was really informative and entertaining. It is put on by the Mormons so there are some religious things presented... More 

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 725 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I want to start by addressing a previous negative review (something I almost never do on Trip Advisor). I came to this exhibit which is just on the edge of parking lot C at Old Town San Diego with some reservations. You could easily over look it and I would have if not for Trip Advisor. I had the impression... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was very interesting to see what the Mormon's perspective on their persacutions. It was informative to find out how they came to San Diego and their trials along the way. I would caution anyone that is not Mormon to be aware of the "truth" of their views. Great people and they will answer your questions.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great one hour of entertainment and information. They take you through what is what like to be part of a battalion in pioneer time. At the end they have some activities for kids and a photo. Recommend!

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Surf City USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

An interesting historical marker that reminds folks that even when the Mormons were being persecuted and denied some rights and protections under the Constitution, they patriotically responded to a call to arms in the Mexican War and formed a battalion of soldiers that marched all over the southwest. They never lost a man to combat, as I understand it, although... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very interesting and informative. While my husband and I are not religous at all, we both were made welcome, and thoroughly enjoyed our trip across Illinois to San Diego through this tour Hubby was a good sport and volunteered for the army, I went along for the ride! I can't remember our tour guide's name but she was lovely, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Truly interactive, informative, and interesting. Anything that says museum in its title typically conjures up images of boredom and bland. This museum was none of those! I highly recommend it to anyone!

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was definitely a place for the family to visit! The presentation that was given, was excellent and really held the kids attention. We found the historical account to be very interesting and the staff very friendly! Well done hermana Gross!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great interactive experience that covered the Mormon migration, the Mexican war and the history of old town san diego.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very well done, an interesting experiential recount of the role played by Mormons in San Diego's history. Kids can pan for "gold" at the end of the tour. On the outskirts of Old Town. Definitely worthwhile the slight detour.

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