august 2018

11aug10:00 am2:00 pmFree Admission Day at San Diego Archaeological Center10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Details

Free Admission Day
Visitors can explore how people lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

The San Diego Archaeological Center will host a Free Admission Day on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, as part of their Second Saturday Series. Both exhibits, Fort Guijarros: Soldiers, Yankee Whalers, and Fisherfolk and An Introduction to Archaeology and the Archaeology of San Diego, will be on view at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027.

Fort Guijarros was the first defensive structure built by the Spanish military to protect San Diego Harbor. The fort was originally dedicated and named San Joaquin in 1796. Over the years that followed, it became home to soldiers, Yankee whalers, and fisherfolk. The Fort Guijarros exhibit explores an integral part of Ballast Point’s past.

Introduction to Archaeology provides viewers with a greater understanding of the tools, processes, and research involved in the field of archaeology. The exhibit features the archaeology of the San Diego region from 10,000 years ago to the present day. Gallery guides to extend the learning experience are available.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a curation facility and museum where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years. In addition to its role as a museum, the Center serves as an education and research facility and is the only local organization dedicated to the collection, study, curation and exhibition of San Diego County’s archaeological artifacts.

The mission of the San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific, and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.

For more information, please contact Public Archaeology Director Stephanie Sandoval at or by telephone: (760) 291-0370.