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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Entertained the kids and informed us all

I had four ancestors march with the Battalion and my wife had two, so this was a must-visit with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Highland, Utah
The best part of Old San Diego

This is a gem! I took two sons, ages 7 and 13, and we enjoyed the entertaining tour which taught... read more

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2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2806
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had four ancestors march with the Battalion and my wife had two, so this was a must-visit with our teenage daughters while in San Diego. The tour guides in period costume, the clever use of technology while maintaining an historic feel and the artifacts...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem! I took two sons, ages 7 and 13, and we enjoyed the entertaining tour which taught about life threatening travels of the battalion and early pioneers in the area. We even got a commemorative photo. Very well done.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a very warm September day. We were able to start a tour within 5 minutes. They had cold water and clean bathrooms we could use. The tour was surprisingly interactive and funny especially for our two young kids. It was very informative....More

Thank cortp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was awesome, the tour guides were amazing, it felt like you were really in colonial times, I'm not even Mormon.

Thank raulezelaya86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the interactive presentation. It was fun watching children enjoying it and it really kept their attention. I think the information about early San Diego was informative and talking about Sutter's mill was just touched on. Pannig for gold afterwards was fun too....More

1  Thank Ilene H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My husband and I love to learn local history as we travel. I found Mormon Battalion through Trip Advisor, and I am really glad that we went. It is only a block off of Old Town San Diego, and it is a free tour. I...More

1  Thank spirkle
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Opened in 2010, the site kept and operated by The Mormon Church of Latter-day Saints which members were recruited to Battalion back in 1846, in the wake of Mexican-American war, making it the sole religion-based unit in USA history. Their mission was to fight in...More

2  Thank Oleh K
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We have been travelling around USA and have read about the Mormon Battalion. We were thrilled to discover this museum. Two members of the Mormon faith gave us a wonderful sequential walk through an interactive museum with talking photos and great films and artefacts that...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The kids enjoyed the brief visit. The adults were amused. Enough said. Ok to spend time if it is raining.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this historical site with 3 other adults. We took the tour with 2 great missionary tour guides. They were so informed and gave an excellent tour! It’s an interactive tour so young children enjoyed it too! The building is very well maintained and...More

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15 July 2018|
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Response from 91GrownYoungWoman | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is no gift shop but they'll take a picture of your group with their background and camera and give you the picture as a souvenir. And when you go in the tour to the gold pottery section you may take one... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from lxjuarez | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, but please give them a call. Here is their number. 619 298 3317