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What attracts so many to this small area of San Diego is the history and culture that remains a part of Old Town.
There are over 25 restaurants in a mile radius all offering authentic and cultural cuisine. In addition to the food and shopping Old Town hosts many events and has nightly entertainment in many of the restaurants located here. Within Old Town there are three Parks, all of which have historic sites operated as museums. Located at the northern end of Old Town, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park all of its museums are free to the public. The state park spans the decades from Californio rule to the Mexican Period and finally to the American Period. See the 1825 Casa de Estudillo, one of the finest adobe haciendas in the state; view a rare original stagecoach at the Wells Fargo Museum; see a scale model of nineteenth century Old Town at the reconstructed Robinson-Rose House, one-time Lodge of the Freemasons and home of San Diego’s first newspaper The San Diego Herald; the Black Hawk Livery & Blacksmith; the San Diego Union newspaper building; and the first public schoolhouse in San Diego, the Mason Street School.
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There are several types of tours to choose from. With a town as rich in culture as Old Town you could easily take more then one of these tours to gain multiple perspectives.

Mormon Battalion
Amazing state of the art video tours, interactive computers, pan for gold and make bricks. Enjoyment for the whole family. Open 9-9 daily tours every 15 min.(619) 298-3317

Ghost Tours
Tour the Whaley House noted to be the most haunted house in America and the Adobe Chapel in Old Town two haunting tours in one -(619) 297-7511.

San Diego & Old Town
Various tours will take you by trolley or bus throughout San Diego. Perfect for the visitor who wants to take a load off their feet and enjoy the sites of San Diego. Conductors combine colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and historical information into a fast moving two-hour narrative that is both entertaining and educational.
For reservations 619-298-8687.

AHA BAHA Wine Tour
“Ever wanted to visit Mexico?"
Well here is your Chance Ahabajwinetours.com takes you direct from Old Town San Diego on an all day excursion to the Valle de Guadalupe valley. For all you wine lovers out there take a ride south down onto Baja and visit the Napa Valley of Mexico! Safe, Adventuresome, the discovery of a beautiful country... and amazing wine. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit our website. Privately owned and operated. Pass ports Necessary you must have 4 people in your party to run the tours. Plan for an all day event

What To Do In Old Town San Diego
There are many more historic museums at the center of Old Town: the Whaley House Museum is believed by many to be the most haunted house in America in addition to housing the former county courthouse and San Diego’s first commercial theater; the Old Adobe Chapel, San Diego’s former parochial church and setting for the famous wedding of “Ramona,” is now a city-owned museum; the Church of the Immaculate Conception was formally dedicated in 1919; El Campo Santo Cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 500 nineteenth century residents including the Indian leader Antonio Garra and the notorious boat thief Yankee Jim Robinson; and you won’t want to miss the Sheriff’s Museum. All of these museums can be found along San Diego Avenue, Old Town’s main thoroughfare. Just up the hill from San Diego Avenue are the Serra Museum and Presidio Site and Heritage Park, a 7.8 acre county park across from the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center, a state of the art attraction complete with video tour, hands on computer information where you can also pan for gold.

Public transportation is available to most destinations. Old Town San Diego is situated next to a major transit center with the Coaster, Train, MTS Trolley and taxi's all available within walking distance.

So weather you are planning to visit for the weekend, a week or longer San Diego has something for everyone.

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