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Explore early San Diego with your class. Students will be taken back in time to 1821 through 1872 and will learn about the transformation of San Diego from a Native American village, through Spanish and Mexican sovereignty, until it became an American city with cultural influences from local Native Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans, and Americans. Students can observe living history stations and possibly participate in the demonstrations. By engaging in these living history stations, students will become aware of the historic and cultural environmentand develop a better understanding of our shared history.

Click here to view booking information and pricing for our educational tours. For more information or questions about educational tours, email oldtown.sandiegoshp@parks.ca.gov or call (619) 220-5422 to speak with our educational tour coordinator. 

For teachers that would like to conduct their own personalized program, we allow self-guided programs on Mondays and Fridays. Teachers and educators will need to fill out a school group reservation form and get it approved by park staff. All schools must complete and have our School Group Reservation Form signed and approved prior to arrival.  This requirement applies to all schools, whether doing a paid Park Tour, San Diego City Schools, homeschools, or self guided tours.  This request must be on file at the Park, a minimum of 15 days before the field trip. To fill out the form, simply click here to find an editable version which can then be printed out, signed, scanned and emailed to oldtown.sandiegoshp@parks.ca.gov or mailed to:

Attention: Tour Reservations
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110

There are no parking or day use fees required to explore Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, however filling out the School Group Reservation Form does not waive the fees associated with any paid tours available in the Park, nor does it guarantee a spot on the paid tours on its own. To reserve a paid tour, please email oldtown.sandiegoshp@parks.ca.gov or call (619) 220-5422.