Mormon Battalion Historic Site, San Diego

4.6
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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  • Very nice presentation. You go room-to-room in about four rooms, and see several quick movies, making one story, about the history of the Mormon Battalion. It is a really well done presentation...  more »
  • This exhibit is absolutely amazing. It’s free and located in Old Town. It is a guided tour and the hosts are in costumes of that time period. The set up is unique- you are seated in an auditorium...  more »
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  • This story is beautifully told and was quirky fun. Special thanks to the missionaries keeping the story alive. We loved the interaction. My only suggestion is the pre movie was the same info so by the end told the tour we hear a few parts 2 or 3 times. Every rooms was full of life and created very well. Again thanks so much for the time and effort into helping bring it to life for my family.
  • I absolutely loved it here! The sister missionaries are so so SO kind and wonderful! My dad brought me here for my birthday and it was the best gift I could ask for. There’s a really special feeling you get when you’re there!! I would highly recommend coming here and learning more about the gospel of Jesus Christ!!

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