Thursday, January 12, 2012

San Diego Old Town

Re-creating life of the city during the mid-nineteenth century, Old Town is where San Diego's Mexican heritage is most evident. The community was once Mexico's headquarters of its California territory, until the U.S. flag raised in 1846. Of the park's 20 structures, 7 are original, including homes made of adobe. La Casa de Estudillo (below), which depicts the home of a wealthy family in 1872, and Seeley Stables, owned by the man who ran the stagecoach and mail service, are highlights. On Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10a-4p, costumed interpreters reenact life in the 1800s with cooking and crafts demonstrations, a working blacksmith, and parlor singing. One hour walking tours leave daily at 11am and 2pm from the Robinson-Rose House (bottom).

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