What to Expect When You Visit the Mormon Battalion Center at San Diego

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At the Mormon Battalion Historic Site, missionaries will guide you on an interactive video tour to help you understand the significance of the Mormon Battalion. You will learn about the faith, service, and sacrifice of the men who volunteered for that long march and the women and children who accompanied them.

The tour lasts about 45 minutes. After the tour, you can look at historical artifacts and get a free photograph of yourself or your group. You can also enjoy demonstrations on gold panning and brickmaking. If you choose to experience all that the site offers, plan to spend between 1 and 1½ hours there.

Admission is free, and all areas of the building are accessible to visitors with disabilities. Trained service animals are allowed at the Church’s historic site in California. However, emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals and pets are not allowed. Please refer to the Church’s Service Animal Guidelines for more information.

The site is located near Old Town San Diego State Park, which includes other historical attractions and also features restaurants, stores, and entertainment. Because Old Town is a popular place to visit, parking is limited. However, free parking is available in a small parking lot behind the Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

For the site’s location and schedule, click or tap here. Please be aware that the last full tour begins 45 minutes before closing each day.