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San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, east of Escondido, honors the soldiers who fought in the battle between the U.S. and Californio forces on December 6, 1846 in the midst of the Mexican-American War. Generals Stephen Kearny and Andres Pico both claimed victory. The battle was only one of the military encounters in California in the war, but it proved to be the bloodiest and most controversial as to the outcome. The park has been set aside, not as a monument to war, but as a reminder of the human ideals, actions and passions that can drive nations to bloodshed.
The Museum is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.
State Park volunteers conduct tours of the facility and provide living history programs. Reservations for group programs must be made at least three weeks in advance. Educational Programs Monthly Living History activities -- First Sunday of the Month (October through June)
The Park is seeking volunteers to perform groundskeeping and trail work. Community Service individuals and groups are welcome to help care for this special park. Contact the Supervising Ranger at 619-688-3365.