San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Escondido

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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 vi...  read more »
  • 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 tra...  read more »
  • 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 can...  read more »
  • Cool if you like history
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