Mormon Battalion Historic Site, San Diego

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Visit the stomping grounds--quite literally--of a Mormon military unit from the Mexican-American War at Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Unique for being the only religion-based military unit in American history, this battalion included roughly 550 volunteers led by Mormon officers. The battalion is well-known for its gruelling march of almost 3,219 km (2,000 mi) from Iowa to San Diego. The site reveals the historic significance of the march and the battalion's triumphs through a series of interactive exhibits. Animation, video, and costumed actors enhance the guided tours, led dutifully by knowledgeable staff. Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Fantastic fun o interesting walking tour in different rooms and an outstanding giude. They took us short on time typical environment and we got free cards. The Children 9 O 11 years thought it was a fun o interesting experience. They got to pan gold. Everything was free o they did not accept donation. Recommended for all ages!
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  • building was superb. Learned a lot of things that I never knew. The site were very informative. Easy access.  more »
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  • Top notch production! An inspiring, little known piece of history. Totally free of charge, including parking. Great for adults and children. You don't have to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to enjoy this. It is very historical in nature, AND entertaining. One of the best places we visited on our San Diego vacation and it didn't cost a thing. A free picture of your group is available at the end of your tour. Yep, no annoying up selling.
  • Amazing trek of volunteer soldiers that stepped up and left their family to answer their leader's call. Imagine leaving your pioneer family on the plains. Imaging BEING the wife and children left alone on the plains... Albeit with strong religious support. There was NO other "safety net". Well done visitor's center. Fun activities for the kids. Nice viewpoint in a tower

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