Category: Old Town

History of Old Town State Historic Park

Walk over to Presidio Hill and view the documentation of the birthplace of California! Old Town’s steep history within the California books is rich with action, adventure and cultural influence from around the world. The earliest indications of people living in San Diego date back 9,000 years. They called themselves Kumeyaay. When the Spaniards arrived,…

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Haunted Old Town San Diego

California has many known haunted areas and buildings. Coronado island has walking haunted tours of the Hotel Del and the story of Kate Morgan. However the most well known haunted location resides in Old Town at the Whaley House! The earliest documented ghost at the Whaley House is “Yankee Jim.” James (aka Santiago) Robinson was…

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Old Town History & Culture

Explore the birthplace of California through an eclectic mix of museums, historic sites, shops, restaurants and attractions. Stand on the shady porch of the Robinson-Rose House in Old Town State Historic Park and you can catch a glimpse of what San Diego was like in 1855. Where artists now set up easels in the plaza,…

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