10 sites to enhance your pioneer education

Published: Friday, July 20 2012 9:01 p.m. MDT

San Diego Mormon Battalion Historic Site, 2510 Juan St., San Diego Next » 2 of 10 « Prev
A tribute to the longest military march in U.S. history, the San Diego Mormon Battalion Historic Site gives visitors the opportunity to relive the lives of the battalion members. Complete with Disney-designed interactive technology that allows tour guides to have conversations with characters projected onto walls, the building is intricately modeled with forests, log seats and even a campfire.

The 500-member battalion is credited with blazing nearly 2,000 miles of trails, from Ohio to California, and building much of the San Diego settlement. The site allows visitors to don similar packs and even includes a resource room of artifacts and interactive kiosks, where you can research battalion ancestors. Sherie Seegmiller, a full-time missionary at the site, said, "They did amazing things with almost nothing. … Brigham Young promised them they would never be forgotten, and we want (visitors) to experience that here." For more information, call 619-298-3317 or visit oldtownsandiegoguide.com.
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