Relive 1860s at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

It’s been over a century
since
the last stage line operated in San

Diego. Beginning in 1857, stage lines passed
through
rural San Diego
moving passengers, freight, and mail. These new services helped bring
the
outside world a little closer to this emerging frontier community that
we know
today as San Diego.

Every Saturday in July
and August,
beginning July 10, come celebrate travel and transportation
at the Old Town San Diego
State
Historic
Park.
  Imagine yourself
traveling down dusty dirt roads either by horse, wagon, or stagecoach
making
your way to San Diego
in the 1860s. 

In addition to the permanent collection of historic
wagons on
display at Seeley Stable museum, coaches and wagon will be out in
plaza from noon to 4 p.m. 

 Each week will offer a
different
theme and activities, such as Stagecoaching, Cattle Drive, Women and the West,
Californios, Trades that Shaped the West, Military, and a Mark Twain
Fest. 

Smell
the aroma of food cooking over an open flame as costume interpreters
prepare 19th
century chuck wagon grub.  Hear the sounds of blacksmiths pounding iron
and
carpenters sawing wood.

Try your luck by participating in 19th
century
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
handle a
horse.

 Stay the day and enjoy
activities
that reflect life in San Diego
during the mid-1800s. All of the activities are part of Old Town San Diego
State
Historic Park
‘s
celebration of 19th century transportation, especially the
stagecoach.

Through vignettes,
demonstrations, living history, stories,
songs, and stagecoach equipment, visitors will gain an appreciation for
travel
and daily life.

Old Town
San Diego State
Historic Park

along with
the Boosters of Old Town are proud to offer these 
free activities to adults and
children of all ages.

The park is
located on San Diego Avenue
and Twiggs Street
in San Diego, and is conveniently located
next to
the Old Town Transit
Center
, with
Coaster,
Trolley, and MTS bus service.

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