The California Gold Rush brought thousands of people to San Diego. Some stayed, but many more passed through seeking their fortunes up north. This day the park will present demonstrations and activities that were a part of the lives of these people on the move, as well as showcasing many types of historic wagon they would have used in the 1800s.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, with the support of the Boosters of Old Town and donations from Fiesta de Reyes, is proud to offer these free activities for adults and children of all ages. The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego, and is conveniently located next to the Old Town Transit Center, with Coaster, trolley, and MTS bus service. Free parking is available at the CalTrans headquarters, just two blocks from the park at 4050 Taylor Street.

For more information, go to or call (619) 220-5422.

Old Town San Diego SHP

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