San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Escondido

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San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park honors the soldiers who fought in the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual, the bloodiest battle in California during the Mexican-American War. The battle was fought between United States troops under the command of General Stephen Kearny, and the Californio forces under the command of General Andres Pico on December 6, 1846.
The Native Sons of the Golden West were instrumental in raising money, preserving and ultimately creating the park which was then given to the State of California. It is now a California State Park as well as a California Historical Landmark. The 50acre park is next to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, south of Escondido, California on Highway 78 in San Diego County.
The park is open only on weekends, and features a visitor center with displays about the cultural history of the San Pasqual Valley, exhibits, and a movie about the battle. Living history presentations are held at the park, with volunteers from the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association.
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  • I've driven b y it for most of my life but stopped out of curiosity last Sunday. The small museum is informative and filled with some good artifacts. We forget about the important role the Mexican-Ame...  more »
  • A beautiful park and site of an historic battle during the Mexican - American War. The terrain is steep and hilly, so there are plenty of opportunities for exercise - wear hiking or trail shoes and ge...  more »
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  • The smallest state park I've ever seen. Nice visitor center, friendly staff, & good exhibits. Trail was easy but has some erosion issue & the trail guide given out did not match the trail signs. Great views of valley below.
  • What can I say, it's a dirt field? But, for an open space it's great for excersise activities like running and riding and it's cool that there are some historical plaques to read
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