San Pasqual Battlefield SHP

State Historic Park

"Photo: Exterior view of the visitor center and grounds at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park"
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.

Living History Activities and Special Events

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.

2012 Educational Programs

Monthly Living History activities -- First Sunday of the Month  (October through June)

Annual re-enactment of the Battle of San Pasqual (December 1, 2013)
     News Release Battle Day 2013     
     Battle Day 2013 Flyer 
     San Pasqual Battle Handout (English)
     San Pasqual Battle Handout (Spanish)
     Battlelines Newsletter January 2012 with event photos and information
     Battlelines Newsletter January 2011 with event photos and information
     Battlelines Newsletter January 2010 with event photos and information 
     North County Times article of 2009 Battle Day
     North County Times article of 2008 Battle Day


The park is located just east of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, 8 miles east of Escondido on Highway 78.

Escondido, CA Latitude / Longitude: 33.1191 / -117.0201

Service Reductions

California State Parks is implementing service reductions in order to meet Department budget cuts this fiscal year.  Service reductions implemented Fall 2009 through Spring 2010 include less ongoing facility maintenance, and the museum only open on weekends.  Service reductions do not pertain to the San Diego Archaeological Center nor educational programs offered by volunteers.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Saturday & Sunday only 10:00am to 5:00pm

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (760) 737-2201

  • Region

    San Diego County


    San Diego

  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

Saturday & Sunday only
10:00am to 5:00pm

Park Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.


15808 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027