Mormon Battalion Center at San Diego

Mormon Battalion Center at San Diego Site commemorating the service of the Mormon Battalion Explore an interactive exhibit and hands-on activities
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Mission: To preserve sacred sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and share them in a way that will enrich the lives of visitors.

Mission: To preserve sacred sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and share them in a way that will enrich the lives of visitors.

03/14/2020

Due to an abundance of precaution surrounding COVID-19, all tours are cancelled and we are closed until further notice. Stay safe everyone!

Passport To San Diego
01/22/2020

Passport To San Diego

Mormon Battalion Historic Site ¹Community Event and Parade on January 25th, 2020 from 10am-3pm, Old Town State Historic Park. Lots of pioneer activities, fiddlers and more. The parade starts at 10am. 😸🧶😸
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🥳✨ Happy January from
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11/05/2019

Mark your calendars for our upcoming holiday hours!

Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
Christmas Eve – Close early at 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Day – CLOSED
New Year’s Eve – Close early at 5:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Open from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Christmas lights will be taken down January 4, 2020.

Call us for any further questions!

09/18/2019

Heads up! We'll be closed on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 for some deep cleaning :)

Historic sites leadership for the Mormon Battalion Historic Site practice giving history-based tours during their traini...
01/17/2019

Historic sites leadership for the Mormon Battalion Historic Site practice giving history-based tours during their training in Salt Lake City!

These experiences will help them train missionaries to share the sacred events that took place at this site in a more compelling and meaningful way.

Ever wondered what it was like to serve with the #MormonBattalion? Join us on Saturday, January 27, for our annual Mormo...
01/19/2018

Ever wondered what it was like to serve with the #MormonBattalion? Join us on Saturday, January 27, for our annual Mormon Battalion Commemoration. With activities, reenactments, a parade, free tours at the Mormon Battalion Historic Site and more, you will feel like part of history! For details, check out our Events page.

Visiting the #SanDiego area for Thanksgiving? Don't forget to add the Mormon Battalion Historic Site to your plans. We w...
11/17/2017

Visiting the #SanDiego area for Thanksgiving? Don't forget to add the Mormon Battalion Historic Site to your plans. We will be CLOSED on THANKSGIVING DAY, but will be open the rest of the week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. #MormonBattalion

"Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us...
11/14/2017

"Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God’s love." —Thomas S Monson

How will you show thanks this holiday?
#MormonBattalion

"A trek back to our Heavenly Father is the most important trek of our lives, and it continues each day, each week, each ...
10/27/2017

"A trek back to our Heavenly Father is the most important trek of our lives, and it continues each day, each week, each month, and each year as we increase our faith in Him and in His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ." —M Russell Ballard

#MormonBattalion

Thousands of guests visit the #MormonBattalion every year, but many are surprised to discover us on their travels! Peopl...
09/29/2017

Thousands of guests visit the #MormonBattalion every year, but many are surprised to discover us on their travels! People say it's the most "original tour" they've had, that it's a "great deal," or that their visit was an "unforgettable experience." What memorable experiences have YOU had here at the Mormon Battalion Historic Site?

The Lane family stopped by the #MormonBattalion while in #OldTown this summer. It's always a pleasure meeting families d...
09/15/2017

The Lane family stopped by the #MormonBattalion while in #OldTown this summer. It's always a pleasure meeting families during their vacations. What has been your favorite experience at the Mormon Battalion Historic Site?

Beat the heat and spend an afternoon at the #MormonBattalion. Here kids can explore, pretend, and learn a little bit abo...
09/08/2017

Beat the heat and spend an afternoon at the #MormonBattalion. Here kids can explore, pretend, and learn a little bit about the lives of people of faith along the way.

The Villeda family loves visiting the #MormonBattalion! We love when children come by because we have so many activities...
08/31/2017

The Villeda family loves visiting the #MormonBattalion! We love when children come by because we have so many activities to keep them busy, while also teaching them the history of the pioneers who served in the military. From dress up to historical videos to playing outside, everyone will have a great time. Make sure to stop by next time you are in #SanDiego.

The Lehcar family came to the #MormonBattalion and enjoyed learning about the Latter-day Saint men and women who joined ...
08/25/2017

The Lehcar family came to the #MormonBattalion and enjoyed learning about the Latter-day Saint men and women who joined the U.S. Army. They saw many historical artifacts during their tour and finished by panning for gold outside. We are happy to be a part of happy family memories - thanks for spending time with us!

Penny and Leo came to the #MormonBattalion and learned that 2 of the 83 members of the battalion were their relatives. P...
08/18/2017

Penny and Leo came to the #MormonBattalion and learned that 2 of the 83 members of the battalion were their relatives. Penny said, "They were one tough bunch!" The members of the battalion made many sacrifices during their service to the military. We agree, they definitely were one tough bunch!

Chris and Britnee enjoyed their visit to what they said was the "coolest visitors' center in #SanDiego." We're glad to k...
08/09/2017

Chris and Britnee enjoyed their visit to what they said was the "coolest visitors' center in #SanDiego." We're glad to know the #MormonBattalion is "cool" and hope that all who come enjoy learning about the history of the LDS Church here in Southern #California.

While in Old Town San Diego, come learn about the #MormonBattalion and their nearly 2000-mile march from Iowa to Califor...
07/28/2017

While in Old Town San Diego, come learn about the #MormonBattalion and their nearly 2000-mile march from Iowa to California at the Mormon Battalion Historic Site. With missionaries wearing period costumes and through a series of presentations and videos, you will feel transported back in time! Stop by and see us next time you are in the #SanDiego area.

Bring your children by the #MormonBattalion to learn about the history of San Diego and the Mormon pioneers and cool off...
07/12/2017

Bring your children by the #MormonBattalion to learn about the history of San Diego and the Mormon pioneers and cool off while panning for gold. And don't forget to share your experience with us by sending a private message or using our hashtag. See you soon!

The Anderson family spent a weekend touring La Jolla and San Diego, where they saw the #SanDiegoTemple and the #MormonBa...
07/07/2017

The Anderson family spent a weekend touring La Jolla and San Diego, where they saw the #SanDiegoTemple and the #MormonBattalion. Here's what they said about their visit: "As we learned more about [the Battalion], I was so proud of these Mormon volunteers who left their wives & children for a year to stand up for their country." Thank you for sharing your weekend with us!

Happy Independence Day to all of our friends who are celebrating today! #MormonBattalion
07/04/2017

Happy Independence Day to all of our friends who are celebrating today! #MormonBattalion

McKay Coffey brought his wife and son to visit the #MormonBattalion. It was his first time back after 7 years, but he sa...
06/30/2017

McKay Coffey brought his wife and son to visit the #MormonBattalion. It was his first time back after 7 years, but he said, "I knew it was a must-see!" Thank you for visiting us and bringing your family along!

The Castillo family spent a day together in San Diego. They visited the #SanDiegoTemple before coming to Old Town and vi...
06/28/2017

The Castillo family spent a day together in San Diego. They visited the #SanDiegoTemple before coming to Old Town and visiting the #MormonBattalion. Thanks for sharing your photos. We hope you had a great time!

Summer is here, and school is out! Bring your kids here for a fun, educational experience. We are open daily from 9 a.m....
06/20/2017

Summer is here, and school is out! Bring your kids here for a fun, educational experience. We are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. including Sundays and holidays (last tour begins at 8 p.m.). #MormonBattalion

Happy Father’s Day! We are grateful for good men everywhere who teach and lead and lift those around them. Even more, we...
06/18/2017

Happy Father’s Day! We are grateful for good men everywhere who teach and lead and lift those around them. Even more, we are grateful for our Heavenly Father, who knows and loves us perfectly. When we seek for Heavenly Father, we will feel His love. #FathersDay #MormonBattalion

Thomas and Gabi visited the #MormonBattalion all the way from Germany. Thank you for visiting—we enjoyed meeting you!Do ...
06/14/2017

Thomas and Gabi visited the #MormonBattalion all the way from Germany. Thank you for visiting—we enjoyed meeting you!

Do you have photos and experiences to share with us? We'd love to see them! Send us a private message or use the hashtag #MormonBattalion.

Please join us for our annual Flag Day Celebration at the #MormonBattalion on Saturday, June 10, at 5 p.m. A performance...
06/09/2017

Please join us for our annual Flag Day Celebration at the #MormonBattalion on Saturday, June 10, at 5 p.m. A performance by Marine Band San Diego Entertainment will be followed by guest speaker, Elder Bruce Carlson, retired Air Force General. Come honor our veterans with us--it's sure to be a fun evening!

All are welcome. Admission is free.

Did you know that the #MormonBattalion was the only military battalion named after a religion? Almost all of the men, wo...
06/07/2017

Did you know that the #MormonBattalion was the only military battalion named after a religion? Almost all of the men, women and children were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed Mormons. Learn more interesting facts by visiting the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in downtown San Diego.

School’s almost out, and we’d love to see you! Here are 3 things you and your family can plan to do this summer at the #...
06/02/2017

School’s almost out, and we’d love to see you! Here are 3 things you and your family can plan to do this summer at the #MormonBattalion:
1) Step out of the heat for a free interactive tour.
2) Pan for gold and learn to make bricks.
3) Have a picnic on our back lawn.
We'd love to see your favorite activities at the #MormonBattalion. Send us your pictures to be featured on our page!

"It is the Savior who broke the bands of death. It is the Savior who paid the price for our sins and transgressions and ...
05/29/2017

"It is the Savior who broke the bands of death. It is the Savior who paid the price for our sins and transgressions and blots them out on condition of our repentance. It is the Savior who delivers us from physical and spiritual death." —Russell M Nelson, http://bit.ly/2rlW03d

Because of our Savior, #JesusChrist, we will see our loved ones again. Find out more at the #MormonBattalion.
#HappyMemorialDay

Osnaya sent us these photos of her amazing family visiting the #MormonBattalion visitor center. She told us that they fi...
04/10/2017

Osnaya sent us these photos of her amazing family visiting the #MormonBattalion visitor center. She told us that they first visited before being baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their first experience here strengthened her faith that following #Jesus Christ would bless them. Osnaya and her family now visit every chance they get.

Here are her sweet words in Spanish: "Es un lugar extraordinario, la primera vez que asistimos todavía no nos habíamos bautizado. Al terminar el tour de la historia interactiva, sentí claramente el ejemplo de obediencia del salvador; era una sensación de que él no te deja y que su palabra es firme a los que le obedecen; podía sentir que nada está por encima de él. Ningún gobierno, país, hombre rico y poderoso. Ese día me quedo claro que el paso que íbamos a realizar como familia, cambiaría nuestras vidas y estaríamos unidos por la eternidad. Nos encanta ir al batallón Mormon cada vez que tenemos una oportunidad asistimos."

Thank you for sharing with us, Osnaya!

The Thompsons loved visiting the Mormon Battalion. Missy said, "It is such a beautiful place with an amazing feeling tha...
04/05/2017

The Thompsons loved visiting the Mormon Battalion. Missy said, "It is such a beautiful place with an amazing feeling that teaches about the Mormons and their incredible faith to go to war for their country. Their faith and trust in the Lord brought about so many miracles and blessings for so many. The presentation was awesome and my kids loved how interactive it was! They had so much fun panning for gold, washing clothes, and building with the bricks. Definitely a must when visiting San Diego!"

Do you have photos and experiences you would like to share with us and our followers? We would love to see them! Send us a private message. Don't forget to use the hashtag #MormonBattalion when you post on Facebook or Instagram.

Come to the #MormonBattalion to see TWO NEW FILMS that depict the translation of the Book of Mormon from the perspective...
03/24/2017

Come to the #MormonBattalion to see TWO NEW FILMS that depict the translation of the Book of Mormon from the perspectives of two eyewitnesses. “Days of Harmony” and “A Day for the Eternities” follow the events surrounding the translation of the Book of Mormon in Harmony, Pennsylvania, and Fayette, New York. You can view these films anytime from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. upon request.

Mormons in the military! Come learn why this group of Latter-day Saint men and women joined the U.S. Army and what they ...
03/17/2017
San Diego Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Mormons in the military! Come learn why this group of Latter-day Saint men and women joined the U.S. Army and what they accomplished during and after their march. #MormonBattalion

Visited the Mormon Battalion Historic Site? Share your favorite photo or memory with us!
03/09/2017

Visited the Mormon Battalion Historic Site? Share your favorite photo or memory with us!

Mormon Battalion Historic Site
02/14/2017

Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Address

2510 Juan St
San Diego, CA
92110

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday 13:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(619) 298-3317

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What to Expect When You Visit the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego

At the Mormon Battalion Historic Site, missionaries will guide you on an interactive video tour to help you understand the significance of the Mormon Battalion. You will learn about the faith, service, and sacrifice of the men who volunteered for that long march and the women and children who accompanied them

The tour lasts about 45 minutes. After the tour, you can look at historical artifacts and get a free photograph of yourself or your group. You can also enjoy demonstrations on gold panning and brickmaking. If you choose to experience all that the site offers, plan to spend between 1 and 1½ hours there.

Admission is free, and all areas of the building are accessible to visitors with disabilities. The site is located across the street from Old Town San Diego State Park, which includes other historical attractions and also features restaurants, stores, and entertainment. Because Old Town is a popular place to visit, you may not be able to park right next to the Mormon Battalion site.

Free parking is available on the streets and in some parking lots. Other parking lots charge a fee.

For the site’s location and schedule, click here: https://history.lds.org/subsection/historic-sites/mormon-battalion-historic-site?lang=eng

Please call the site for information about holiday hours and closures.

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