Saturday & Sunday only
10:00am to 4:00pm October - March
10:00am to 5:00 pm April - September
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 Andrés 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.
Rattlesnakes have been spotted on the trails. Please be keep an eye out when you hike.
See our trail guide for information about the trails at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park.
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.
Monthly Living History activities – First Sunday of the Month (October through June) Click Here for more information.
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park Battle Day – December 2, 2018
Battle Day Flyer - Click Here!
Battle Day Press Release - Click Here!
The park is located just east of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, 8 miles east of Escondido on Highway 78.
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