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Heritage Park Village Museum

220 Peyri Dr, Oceanside, CA 92057
+1 760-801-0645
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Wonderful small park near the Mission

A short drive from the Mission is this small park containing about a dozen buildings from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Annette M
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Excellent collection of old printing equipment.

I worked at the park last Saturday. I had a chance to look in the Blade building. I was amazed at... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
Andrew O
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Founded in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial celebration, Heritage Park Village Museum provides a look into the history and culture of Oceanside in the mid-1890's. When you first enter the beautifully landscaped park, you'll be greeted by our large, lovely gazebo sitting front and center, perfect for events such as weddings, concerts, and more. You'll also encounter well-known Oceanside landmarks, such as Libby Schoolhouse, "The Blade" newspaper printing office, and the train depot, where an impressively detailed model of 1950's Oceanside awaits you. COST: FREE! DONATIONS WELCOMED and help pay for preservation the Museum and its artifacts.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
220 Peyri Dr, Oceanside, CA 92057
+1 760-801-0645
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short drive from the Mission is this small park containing about a dozen buildings from the 1890's. The historic buildings were relocated from various parts of Oceanside for the bicentennial celebration. It has become the permanent home for these structures. Included are a school,...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed June 12, 2017

I worked at the park last Saturday. I had a chance to look in the Blade building. I was amazed at the collection of printing equipment they had there. I talked a bit with Kathy, she was working there. It felt like home. I was...More

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We spent an hour with a delightful guide who had stories for each building and even details on the people who previously worked there. It is interesting to compare the buildings to the present . circumstances in Oceanside. The model railroad is fantastic and really...More

Thank 19,022,013
Reviewed January 23, 2017

I actually wandered into this place by accident. When you get here, you feel like you are back in Mayberry! Like this town never progressed to modern times. That IS NOT a bad thing, it is like a time capsule and you are the keeper...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed November 26, 2016

While it is not what Preservationist do anymore Heritage Park is a classic "Heritage" Park to see some of Oceanside and San Luis Rey's older buildings. There are numerous community events here as well as Weddings. Great location for both...

1  Thank 101BikeGuy
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a free, relaxing place to spend an hour or two, this is it. Nestled behind the Mission San Luis Rey, this small park is filled with buildings from Oceanside's past. Included are the old jail, a school house, the Blade...More

2  Thank Doc_Dern
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went to check out this Museum during the week. Signs with the hours posted said it was open when we were there but it wasn't. We couldn't even walk through the old cemetery because there was a lock on the fence. Very disappointed.

Thank blueeyedgirl2
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We visited Heritage Park on a Sunday afternoon when most of the buildings were closed. There is a model railroad museum there with a sign announcing you could run the trains yourself. There is a small raised pavilion that could be used as a stage...More

1  Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stopped by this little Heritage Park and the Railroad Museum. Most of the building weren't open even though it was an scheduled open day. I was disappointed. We visited he railroad buildings and that was great. The men building are so nice. I really...More

Thank GetAwayGma
Reviewed December 25, 2015

The children had a great time playing hide and seek during our family picnic in June 2015. We had lunch delivered, family entertainment was by our Blue Grass family band, with fun for all.

1  Thank Janet S
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