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Old Town State Historic Park

Old Town State Historic Park is the most visited state park in California. The six- block area brings early San Diego history to life with many original 1800s buildings That represent a large portion of San Diego’s original settlement. You can get a feel for what life was like during these exciting times through interpretive displays, quaint shops and points of historical interest. Old Town is also popular for it’s fine Mexican restaurants.

In the heart of Old Town, Bazaar del Mundo features international boutiques, award- winning eateries and weekly entertainment in a festive outdoor marketplace. Lively mariachis and swirling dancers in colorful costumes give an authentic feel to the festive experience. Overlooking Old Town, Presidio Park features the Junipero Serra Museum, and nearby Heritage Park features beautifully- restored Victorians architecture.

The newest addition To San Diego’s Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego Sheriff’s Museum and Education Center is located 100 feet from where San Diego’s first cobblestone jail stood in 1850. The museum features California history, live police communications, real jail cell, courtroom, helicopter and much more.

Old Town State Historic Park
Old Town State Historic Park

Old Town State Historic Park
Old Town State Historic Park



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