Old Town San Diego State Historical Park Things to Do

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  • 1. Bazaar del Mundo

    I know this isn't the "Restaurant Tips" Section, I just wanted to show you the best place to be sitting when the free performances begin. We'll have a great view of the stage from Casa De Pico's...

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  • 2. Take A Walk Through Presidio Park

    There is a lovely expanse of park area in Old Town just behind Fiesta de Reyes. Most tourists miss it, but if you are traveling with children who need to run...

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  • 3. Visitor's Center

    Headquarters for the park is located in the Robinson-Rose House at the north/west corner of the town square. The house was built in the Spring of 1850 by a...

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  • 4. Where It All Ends!!

    El Campo Santo Cemetery in Old Town began in 1849. This Roman Catholic cemetery had over 400 buried. It is a small place now, but part of the original cemetery...

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  • 5. La Casa De Estudillo

    As a school girl, third grade I think it was, I came to this place and was told it was "Ramona's Marriage Place." Helen Hunt Jackson had written a novel called...

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  • 6. Commercial Restaurant

    This was originally the home of Jose Antonio Nicasio Silvas, his wife Maria Antonia Juliana Machado and their six children. Though the family moved to El...

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  • 7. Plaza Del Pasado

    Bazaar del Mundo has been replaced by Plaza del Pasado and I went there to see the changes.The difference was so shocking that I just stood there, staring,...

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  • 8. A bit of Color!

    Either this is something new or it had just blended in with the Bazar del Mundo look so, I hadn't noticed it before.At the entrance of Old Town San Diego State...

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  • 9. Junipero Serra Museum ~Presidio Park 1769-1820

    It was here in 1769 that a Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junípero Serra, with a group of soldiers led by Gaspar de Portolá, established Alta...

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  • 10. Heritage Park Victorian Village

    County park adjacent to Old Town with several restored Victorian homes and San Diego's first synagogue, which now hosts weddings, receptions, bar mitzvahs. All...

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  • 11. San Diego Mormon Battlion Historic Site

    This wonderfully center has been totally remodeled. They give interactive free tour of the history of why and what the Mormon Battalion endured to travel to...

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  • 12. Church Of The Immaculate Conception

    The cornerstone for this church was laid by the Right Reverend Thaddeus Amat, C. M., Bishop of Monterey, on July 10, 1868; ninety-nine years after Father Serra...

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  • 13. Verna House 1887

    This lovely house is the Whaley House Museum Shop. The house has a sad history. Once owned by a recluse Maddalena Daniele Verna. She was always seen collecting...

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  • 14. Old Adobe Chapel 1858

    Don Jose Aguirre purchased the home of John Brown on Conde Street in Old Town in 1858. The home was made into a chapel. The Adobe Chapel was the first parochial...

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  • 15. Whaley House Museum 1856

    The oldest brick structure in San Diego, with authentic period furnishings, was built in 1856 by Thomas Whaley, who established the first brickyard in San Diego...

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  • 16. Dodson Building 1869

    Iowa native, Nelson H. Dodson, came to San Diego in 1869. In September 1869, he bought a lot on San Diego Avenue for his future residence. An 1872 photograph...

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  • 17. Trimmer-Dodson Building 1869

    The reconstructed Dodson and Trimmer-Dodson buildings reflect a utilitarian style of architecture commonly found in American frontier communities. German...

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  • 18. San Diego Union Museum

    This wood-frame structure was prefabricated in Maine and shipped around the Horn in 1851. It became the first office of the San Diego Union newspaper. The...

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  • 19. Altamirano-Pedrorena House 1869

    Miguel de Pedrorena, a native of Madrid, came to San Diego as a ship's agent and in 1842 married one of the Estudillo daughters. He claimed the lot adjacent to...

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  • 20. Seeley Stable Barn

    Albert Seeley ran the San Diego-Los Angeles Stage Line, which was put out of business in 1887 after the coming of the railroad. Reconstructed stable and barns...

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  • 21. George Johnson House 1870

    George Alonzo Johnson, a steamboat operator on the Colorado River and later a California State Assemblyman from San Diego, built this small frame home for his...

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  • 22. Alvarado Saloon

    Great example of an early California adobe. Now serves as a tribute to our Native American architecture.Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2415 San Diego...

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  • 23. Alvarado House 1830

    Recontruction home of Tomasa Pico, the sister of Alta California's last Mexican Governor, Pio Pico.Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2415 San Diego Avenue,...

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  • 24. Mason School 1865

    Built in 1865, this was the first public school house in San Diego. Mary Chase Walker was its first teacher. She received a salary of $65/month. After eleven...

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  • 25. La Casa de Machado de Wrightington

    The Wrightington adobe was built in the late Mexican period with a wing constructed in 1852. It served as the personal residence of Thomas Wrightington and his...

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