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San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

Contact Information

(760) 737-2201

Park Hours

Saturday & Sunday only 10:00am to 5:00pm

Driving Directions to San Pasqual Battlefield SHP

The park is located next to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, 8 miles south of Escondido on Highway 78.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are not available for this park.

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Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


"Photo: Exterior view of the visitor center and grounds at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park"
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, east of Escondido, honors the soldiers who fought in the battle between the U.S. and Californio forces on December 6, 1846 in the midst of the Mexican-American War. Generals Stephen Kearny and Andres Pico both claimed victory. The battle was only one of the military encounters in California in the war, but it proved to be the bloodiest and most controversial as to the outcome. The park has been set aside, not as a monument to war, but as a reminder of the human ideals, actions and passions that can drive nations to bloodshed.

Living History Activities and Special Events

State Park volunteers conduct tours of the facility and provide living history programs. Reservations for group programs must be made at least three weeks in advance.

2012 Educational Programs

Monthly Living History activities -- First Sunday of the Month  (October through June)

Annual re-enactment of the Battle of San Pasqual (December 1, 2013)
     Press Release Battle Day 2014     
     Battle Day 2013 Flyer
     San Pasqual Battle Handout (English)
     San Pasqual Battle Handout (Spanish)
 
PAST RE-ENACTMENT INFORMATION     
     Battlelines Newsletter January 2012 with event photos and information
     Battlelines Newsletter January 2011 with event photos and information
     Battlelines Newsletter January 2010 with event photos and information 
     North County Times article of 2009 Battle Day
     North County Times article of 2008 Battle Day

Location-Directions

The park is located just east of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, 8 miles east of Escondido on Highway 78.

Escondido, CA Latitude / Longitude: 33.1191 / -117.0201


Available Activities and Facilities at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Geocaching
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
Nature Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms