San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Escondido

#3 of 8 in Parks in Escondido
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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 50-acre (200,000 m2) 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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  • We visit this region often from Scotland as we have family in Ramona, it's only open at weekends so this was the first time it was open when we were passing, we were not disappointed, the docent was.....  more »
  • Rather inconspicous, but insteresting. Good video and knowledgeable docents expalin the history. It honors the soldiers who fought in the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual during the Mexican–American War...  more »
  • A neat little museum, sort of hidden away, staffed by docents ready to provide friendly information and give you not only a great tour, but tips on some great hikes using the local historical trails.
  • Very interesting place. I did not know about the battle of San Pasqual. My only complaint is that it was too warm inside the building.

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