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San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

15808 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7019
+1 760-489-0076
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California history in a beautiful, untouched park

Lovely setting right off the road to the Wild Animal Park. Friendly, helpful docents. Tons of... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
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Nice little museum that describes the setting of the Mexican-American battle in the valley. No... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
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15808 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7019
+1 760-489-0076
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Lovely setting right off the road to the Wild Animal Park. Friendly, helpful docents. Tons of California's history, set in a beautifully preserved lication. This is how California used to look.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice little museum that describes the setting of the Mexican-American battle in the valley. No admission fee. There is a hiking loop up the mountain, which provides a spectacular view.

1  Thank StrayPup
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This museum is right along the highway on SR78. Free admission. Plenty of parking. It is full of history of the area, mainly the Battle of San Pasqual. Re-enactments take place annually in early December. The 'battle' itself is spectacular. Displays and demonstrations are set...More

2  Thank Daruth
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This little park commemorating a forgotten battle in a forgotten war is packed with fantastic displays, a great panoramic window of the battlefield. I've rarely seen such a well-done "small event" museum - tells the story in a balanced, compelling way, and the staff is...More

2  Thank kedalion1
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I enjoyed visiting San Pasqual Battlefield. It is not very large, so between the musuem and the trials, you could do it within a few hours. If you climb to the top of the trail, you get a beautiful view of the valley.. The battlefield...More

1  Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Small museum with historical markers on the grounds. Local history is interesting. Less than an hour to visit. Brief film overview worth watching. Great views of San Pasqual Valley from the hiking trail. Although the trail is steep, narrow and well maintained. Seating at the...More

1  Thank SJR55
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I passed this on my way from Ramona to Oceanside. Being retired military, I'm always interested in military history. I happened to stop on the first Sunday of the month where a talk is given and a cannon fired by docents. I did not know...More

1  Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love this place and bring friends and family here for outings. Just put together a tour for a group of 40+ members of the Los Californianos organization. Very knowledgeable docents.

1  Thank LGA026
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Mexican -American War, both claimed victory so should be remembered on both sides. Should be on par with the "5 de Mayo" battle at Puebla. A must for all locals since this is key part of how the west was won. Kids of all ages....More

2  Thank Eduardo_TJ
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our list to this smaller museum/visitor center with its informative volunteer. Good displays - be sure to see the lance that the Californios used and how they used it. Film is dated but gives a good overview. And, speaking of overview -...More

1  Thank Nancy F
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Dianne B
9 January 2017|
Response from SJR55 | Reviewed this property |
1846 Mexican-American War - reenacted every December 4th