It’s been over a century
the last stage line operated in
Diego. Beginning in 1857, stage lines passed
moving passengers, freight, and mail. These new services helped bring
outside world a little closer to this emerging frontier community that
Every Saturday in July
beginning July 10, come celebrate travel and transportation
Park. Imagine yourself
traveling down dusty dirt roads either by horse, wagon, or stagecoach
your way to
in the 1860s.
In addition to the permanent collection of historic
display at Seeley Stable museum, coaches and wagon will be out in
plaza from noon to 4 p.m.
theme and activities, such as Stagecoaching,
Californios, Trades that Shaped the West, Military, and a Mark Twain
the aroma of food cooking over an open flame as costume interpreters
century chuck wagon grub. Hear the sounds of blacksmiths pounding iron
carpenters sawing wood.
Try your luck by participating in 19th
games for both children and adults. Join the military as they describe
life as a
solider fighting in the Mexican War. Take the reins as you learn to
that reflect life in
during the mid-1800s. All of the activities are part of
celebration of 19th century transportation, especially the
demonstrations, living history, stories,
songs, and stagecoach equipment, visitors will gain an appreciation for
and daily life.
the Boosters of Old Town are proud to offer these free activities to adults and
children of all ages.
The park is
Trolley, and MTS bus service.