Mormon Battalion Historic Site, San Diego
Mormon Battalion Historic Site, San Diego - Address, Phone Number
Address: 2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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Historical Site, Family And Kids, Military Area
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About Mormon Battalion Historic Site, San Diego
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.
Mormon Battalion Historic Site Information
- Street parking available.
Mormon Battalion Historic Site Opening and Closing Hours
- Last tour at 8:00 pm.
How To reach Mormon Battalion Historic Site by Public Transport
- 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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I hadn't visited since before the Mormon Battalion visitor's center got a complete redo. The new visitor's center was AMAZING! I had my boys, 10 and 7 with me. The presentation was so fun! It was interactive and engaging for people of all ages. It was great that they made a movie presentation with actual actors. Perfect way to spend the beginning of our day.
The Mormons came west seeking freedom from persecution and religious freedom and forged a path for thousands to follow. The videos shared at the Mormon battalion visitors center are original and inspirational. I have been to the visitors center many times and will be back again. It's is a great place to bring out of town guests and family. Definitely part of the history of San Diego.
I was highly impressed with the tour. It was interactive and well-designed. The technology at play was great! This is great for all ages. As it is probably apparent on the face this is religious based and very Mormon centric. While I am not Mormon I still found it interesting, though be prepared to be told about the local Mormon church after the tour.
This museum had great information that was shared in a fun kid friendly interactive way. My 5 year old wanted to go back everyday. It's free and they take a fun old fashioned picture for free too and you get to pan for "gold"
Wonderful experience! It has portraits that move and talk (a la Harry Potter), a historical photo booth, and gold panning. I brought my Israeli friend, and she was very impressed with the center.