Old Town San Diego State Historic Park


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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park


Location:On San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego.
Facilities:Historic buildings, visitor center, exhibits, restaurants, shops, restrooms, picnic areas (é).
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:San Diego became California's first Spanish settlement when a mission and fort were established there in 1769. The historic park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Historic buildings include homes with artifacts that reflect ordinary life of the period, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, San Diego's first newspaper office, and a stable with a carriage collection. Five original adobes are part of the complex.
Address:c/o San Diego Coast District Office
4477 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone:619-220-5422
Fax:619-688-3229
Phone:800-777-0369
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=663
Size: 29 acres.

See other parks in California.
References in periodicals archive ?
5 acres surrounding the historic plaza became Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
15) For an informed discussion of the pedestal-type design at the corner and south and west sides of the building, see Nini Minovi, David Felton, and Karen Hildebrand, Historic Structural Investigations at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (Sacramento, CA: Department of Parks and Recreation, Archaeology, History and Museum Division, 2007), 58.
282-83; Ray Brandes and James Robert Moriarty III, History and Archaeological Report, Master Plan Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (Sacramento, CA: Department of Parks and Recreation Archives, 1974), 315; Baker, "The Bandini Family," 23-24; Tinker, "Casa Bandini," 56-57.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Town Family Hospitality Corporation, a newly formed entity led by San Diego resident and local restaurateur Chuck Ross, may assume operations at Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park in March 2009.
Plaza del Pasado is located at Juan and Calhoun streets inside Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Old Mason Street School, 3966 Mason Street; (619) 297-1183.