Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego
About Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego - Address, Phone Number
Address: 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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This guide is meant to serve as a neighborhood guide. Individual attractions in the Old Town may be covered in other attraction listings on TripHobo.
Located next to what was the first European settlement in San Diego, the park is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. Preserved here are many historical buildings from Old San Diego's 19th century Mexican and American periods.
Visitors may explore five old adobe houses, San Diego's first newspaper office, and various stores. The carriage collection is highly appreciated. There are almost a dozen museums inside the buildings for you to check out, including the Wells Fargo Museum, and the Whaley House, which is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country. Staff at the park frequently conduct historical tours.
The park also sees many visitors returning to check out its extensive number of Mexican restaurants, which serve some terrific food. These include the Old Town Tequila Factory, Taste of Old Town, and A New Place to Hang Out.
There are many shops to check out too - Cousin's Candy, Toby's Candle Shop, Johnson House, Alvarado Provisions, the Old Town Market Place, and the Bazaar Del Mundo.
It can take more than one or two days to cover all of this utterly charming neighborhood, so there are hotels for you to stay at.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Information
- Check out the Old Town San Diego Guide website for a full list of tours.
- Be part of the tour that the State Park has recently started.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Ticket Prices
For State Park Tour:
- Adults: 10 USD
- Children ( 6 to 17): 5 USD
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Opening and Closing Hours
Visitor Center & Museum:
- October to April: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Monday to Thursday); 10:00am – 5:00pm (Friday to Sunday)
- May to September: 10:00am – 5:00pm
The State park tour: everyday – 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
How To reach Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 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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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego Reviews - Write a Review
Amazing spot to window shop. Lots of great restaurants and novelty stores. You can see most of old Town in a day. The people who work here are very friendly and know a lot of history so talk to them! The root beer and jerky store has an awesome selection of root beer!!
When you're visiting San Diego, this is a very touristy spot to check out. With lots of shops, a popular restaurant, Fiesta De Reyes nearby, it's a fun area to walk around, grab a few souvenirs and nosh on some great food. Parking is often difficult so give yourself time to find a spot. There's a grassy area if you have a dog who needs a quick walk. Folks often bring a picnic, play ball and meet-up.
Lot's of things to see and do here, all with a historical appeal. Skip the Mexican restaurants. They're all the same when it comes to price and quality. You'll find much better food at your run of the mill taco shop anywhere in San Diego. Don't skip the hand made tortillas, however. A dollar will get you two.
Old Town San Diego is a lot of fun, we got to see a live performance in the park while visiting! (Oct '17) The old fashioned candy shop if a favorite of ours. There is a neat loose leaf tea shop, and some great restaurants. It's so neat to walk through the Casa, and the jail house and school to see what life was like around 1850.
Great California source of history. Great to bring young kids to let them see examples of how it was during California's early history. For example, a one-room school house. A country store. It is of course designed for the tourist in all of us. The kids (and adults) will love the old-style candy shop...yum FUDGE!
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