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Self-Guided Tour

Touring Old Town

To enhance your enjoyment of your time with us, below are sample itineraries for your visit. We recommend at least four hours to fully experience and enjoy the park.

Introduction to Old Town San Diego (about 1 hour)

Robinson-Rose Visitor Center: Grab a map of the park and see a diorama of 1860s San Diego. A self-guided tour booklet of the park is available for a small fee.

McCoy House Museum: Learn how this humble Mexican pueblo transformed into an American frontier town that grew into one of the largest cities in the United States of America.

La Casa de Estudillo: Explore this National Historic Landmark and the oldest surviving adobe in the park.

The Experience (about 2.5 hours)

Robinson-Rose Visitor Information Center: Grab a map of the park and see a diorama of 1860s San Diego. A self-guided tour booklet of the park is available for a small fee.

McCoy House Museum: Learn how this humble Mexican pueblo transformed into an American frontier town that grew into one of the largest cities in the United States of America.

La Casa de Machado y Silvas: Highlighting an early commercial venture of the 1850s.

La Casa de Estudillo: Explore this National Historic Landmark and the oldest surviving adobe in the park.

Seeley Stable: View an impressive collection of vehicles from the 1800s.

The Full Experience (a full day)

Robinson-Rose Visitor Information Center: Grab a map of the park and see a diorama of 1860s San Diego. A self-guided tour booklet of the park is available for a small fee.

McCoy House Museum: Learn how this humble Mexican pueblo transformed into an American frontier town that grew into one of the largest cities in the United States of America.

La Casa de Machado y Silvas: Highlighting an early commercial venture of the 1850s.

La Casa de Machado y Stewart: The humble home of one of the soldiers of the presidio.

The Schoolhouse: The first publicly-owned school in San Diego County.

La Casa de Estudillo: Explore this National Historic Landmark and the oldest surviving adobe in the park.

The San Diego Union Building: The recreated 1868 newsroom houses working letter presses.

Seeley Stables: View an impressive collection of vehicles from the 1800s.