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“This was awesome!”

Mormon Battalion Historic Site
Ranked #17 of 451 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The tour was very informative. I learned a lot I did not know about the Mormon contribution to the original San Diego and how the Mormon men joined the US Army to defend the nation in that area.
Not to give it away, but the tour was interactive and at the end you can pan for gold or learn how they made bricks. You can also get a free photo with your family.
The admission is free and I think your family would love it - especially if you're going to go to the downtown area anyway.

1  Thank tswiii
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I wouldnt say that it is a must see attraction. If you have some spare time on your hands it is a nice museum to see. While it is free it is more for children.

1  Thank Dexter C
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Really interesting to find that the Mormons helped in starting the building of Old Town..the first town in San Diego.
The information they give and the story telling was great...
Props to make you feel like you can feel a part of the history.
Very enjoyable and the staff was very nice!!

Thank Suzy Q
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very interactive museum our children were loving the talking pictures. They have really brought to life the story of the pioneers hardships traveling across the country to California. I especially thought the free picture of our "pioneer" family was great! The kids also enjoyed trying to pan for gold and wash clothes in the outdoor exhibits. Very fun stop! Very well done.

Thank Shep6
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Wonderful. Really enjoyed this attraction. Very interestingly displayed with 'talking' participants. Very authentic. Wonderful for children of all ages. Also panned for 'gold' and other interactive activities. I would recommend this museum to all!

1  Thank Linda D
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