The Old Town San Diego Park serves as a
way to recreate life in both the early American and early Mexican era
of 1821 - 1872. Perfectly situated in San Diego, the park helps to recreate
what was once San Diego. No matter how you look at it, a trip to California
isn't complete without a visit to the Old Town.
Around the five adobes of the main complex,
there are shops, a museum, and several restaurants. Around the garden
courtyard, the La Casa mansion helps to bring back a taste of the Old
Town. Just a short hop from there, the museum is full of artifacts that
help to reflect on the life that was once the Old Town.
The Old Town also has a blacksmith shop,
schoolhouse, and several other historic buildings, including the first
newspaper office in San Diego. This is truly a place to visit, especially
for those who are wanting to learn more about the history of San Diego.
The city of San Diego was the first Spanish
settlement in California. This occurred when a fort and mission were established
in 1769. Back in 1769, California was just beginning to get established,
therefore it wasn't near the state nor the size that it is today.
When visiting the Old Town Park, you should
make sure to visit the Robinson-Rose House Visitor Center. This center
is reconstructed now and displays a model of Old Town and the way it looked
back in 1872. The model that is on display was created by Joseph Toigo.
The Old Town Park also offers exhibits
of the way things used to be, programs, and even guided tours. You can
get a personal tour of the park, with a guide who will show you around
and even explain things to you.
During your visit to the park, you can
also enjoy a picnic at one of the picnic areas or get something to eat
from one of many vendors. There are supplies here as well, including restrooms.
Those living in San Diego can find the
Old Town Park on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street. Being close to the
main city, visiting the Park is easier than you may think. If you live
in the city but have never been to the park, you should stop by and take
On a vacation or a visit from town, the
Old Town San Diego helps to bring back a taste of the past. There is a
lot to see here and a lot of historical value. All you need to do is stop
by the park and see what you think about the way things used to be.