Old Town San Diego State Historic Park


The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park provides the opportunity for visitors to experience the history of early San Diego by providing a connection to the region's past. The park is located near the corner of San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego, California, and is conveniently located adjacent to the Old Town Transit Center; with ample public transportation service that includes the Coaster, Trolley, and MTS bus lines.

Visitors may learn about life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Even today, life moves more slowly in this part of San Diego, where the hustle and bustle is balanced with history and fiestas. Visitors are offered a glimpse into the past, as converging cultures transformed San Diego from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. The core of restored original historic buildings from the interpretive period are complemented by reconstructed sites, along with early twentieth century buildings designed in the same mode. The Historic Plaza remains a gathering place for community events and historic activity. Five original adobe buildings are part of the historic park, which includes museums, unique retail shops, and several restaurants. There is something for the entire family to do in this slow-paced neighborhood of San Diego.

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