San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Escondido

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San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park honors the soldiers who fought in the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual, the bloodiest battle in California during the Mexican-American War. The battle was fought between United States troops under the command of General Stephen Kearny, and the Californio forces under the command of General Andres Pico on December 6, 1846.The Native Sons of the Golden West were instrumental in raising money, preserving and ultimately creating the park which was then given to the State of California. It is now a California State Park as well as a California Historical Landmark. The 50acre park is next to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, south of Escondido, California on Highway 78 in San Diego County.The park is open only on weekends, and features a visitor center with displays about the cultural history of the San Pasqual Valley, exhibits, and a movie about the battle. Living history presentations are held at the park, with volunteers from the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association.
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  • This is a great little museum to stop at for an hour or so. One of the last battle sites in the Spanish American War. The museum is small but well worth a visit, some exhibits, a short movie and well ...  more »
  • This park offers a nice small museum with interesting architectural features, an impressive archaeological center, great easy walking trails and lookouts, picnic areas and event reenactments. All the ...  more »
  • The park is located on San Pasqual Valley Road and you could easily pass by if you were not looking for the entry. Take the time to drive up and learn the History of the last battle in California. The...  more »
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  • Really cool little museum. Very well done. Nice facilities. Very friendly staff. A great stop. They also have some good artifacts from the time, including cannons. Glad I stopped by.
  • Great place to learn a little history and doesn't take much time to do it. Also some short trails that give you different views, which San Diego has so many of those . History is so important and the presentation is great here, especially on 1st Sunday of each month.
  • San Pasqual Valley is beautiful this time of year. The rain makes the hills green and the view from the trail behind the visitor center takes in the whole of the valley. The chaparral is healthy and growing, and there are usually many wild flowers along the trail.
  • If you are driving by, stop. A good history lesson. Has a short hiking trail, bring your tennis shoes.
  • The best thing about this place is that you can bring in your food. This place is dirty. A lil pricey on the tickets but the lady who helped me gave us a discount so that was really cool. Overall if you like hiking and nature and don't mind the manure smell it's a good time to take family
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