Mormon Battalion Historic SiteCurrently Closed
- Address: 2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110, 92110, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192983317
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Military Area , Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
The Mormon Battalion registered with the U.S. Army in July 1846. The battalion is famous as the only religious military unit in the nation's history. This visitor center explores the story of the unit, their march from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to San Diego, l cession of the American Southwest, the notable people involved, and the opening of the southern wagon route to California. Visitors are almost universally awed by the interactive exhibit, especially the part where you pan for gold. Kids are especially appreciative of the tour.
- Street parking available.
- Last tour at 8:00 pm.
- Buses 8, 9, 10, 28, 30, 35, 44, 84, 88, 105, 150, St George to San Diego, Temporary Substitute Service stop Old Town Station.
- GREEN LINE stop Old Town Station.
- By Car.
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21.27% of people who visit San Diego include Mormon Battalion Historic Site in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
28.93% of people start their Mormon Battalion Historic Site visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mormon Battalion Historic Site
94.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site
I can’t remember exactly when they revamped this place, but it had a full makeover a few years back. It is awesome! Such a fun, quick stop while visiting San Diego. Plan a delicious Mexican lunch or dinner in Old Town and stop in the Mormon Battalion Museum to rest your feet and learn something neat! Great for kids and families! All free!
My family and I really enjoyed visiting this historic site. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are familiar with much of the history of the Mormon Battalion and really enjoyed coming here. They have done a great job making the presentation quality and enjoyable. I was impressed. My kids especially enjoyed panning for (fake) gold at the end.
Awesome interactive tour! The little kids that were there loved the stories and actors. I had no idea about the history of the Mormon Battalion and their story marching with the US military forces and arriving in San Diego just in time to help with a lot of local construction, digging of wells, Etc. There were a lot of really interesting artifacts and good short films. I've been on a lot of tours of historic sites, and this was done really well.
What a fun place! The movie and guides were fabulous! I had no idea about this group from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who helped establish San Diego! It was super fun to look for ancestors. Free pictures, pan for gold, and a great view. Easy parking for while you are there.
Great family activity. The Sister missionaries were engaged all along the way and the tour was beautifully done. I learned so much about the sacrifices of the early saints. The Lord was answering their prayers and directing their paths amidst all their trials. Many didn't realize they were being blessed and prepared by following the prophet.