Historic Escondido Walking Tours
Enjoy the FREE Downtown Escondido and Old Escondido West Walking Tours at 10am on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For more info, go to escondidohistory.org Learn
Enjoy the FREE Downtown Escondido and Old Escondido West Walking Tours at 10am on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
For more info, go to escondidohistory.org
Learn about Escondido’s unique history and see historic sites while getting some healthy exercise!
Held in conjunction with the “Second Saturday” Arts and Museums events, the 90-minute tours take place on the second Saturday of every month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., on the southeast corner of Broadway and Grand. No reservations needed.
Four different routes are offered:
Downtown – a tour of Grand Avenue, a glimpse into the history of Escondido’s early business district.
Rediscovering Escondido – a tour of buildings no longer standing! See the sites where once stood the USC seminary, the Hotel Escondido, Escondido High School and more. The walk includes a fairly steep hill.
Old Escondido West – a tour of the Old Escondido Historic District, the city’s oldest neighborhood, along Broadway and to the west. You’ll see a house where mayors have lived and another where the town barber lived with his goats and chickens! This walk also includes a steep hill.
Old Escondido East – a tour of the eastern part of the Old Escondido Historic District that includes two of our most notable Victorian period homes.
July 13 – OE West
August 10 – OE East
September 14 – Downtown
October 12 – Rediscover Escondido
November 9 – OE West
December – No Tour – Enjoy the Christmas Parade!
Can’t make the date? Download the Explore Escondido Mobile App for self-guided tours! Available on all Apple and Android devices.
About Escondido History Center:
The Escondido History Center museum complex is located in Grape Day Park! Our museum complex includes the original Escondido Library, an interpretive Victorian country home, the Penner Barn, the working Bandy blacksmith shop, the Santa Fe Depot, and a Pullman railroad car complete with a model railroad. We also have a handful of smaller structures including windmills, a tank house, and agricultural machines all on display. We also host field trips, lectures, and other events.
About The Old Escondido Historic District:
Valuing our unique heritage, the City of Escondido established the Old Escondido Historic District in 1991, the only Historic District in North San Diego County. The city’s oldest neighborhood, Old Escondido features a strong collection of architectural treasures including stately Victorians, comfortable Craftsman bungalows, and eclectic Art Deco and Post World War II residences built in the mid-1880s to date.
This event is part of Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences
This uniquely creative day, comprised of many different events, includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and as well as interactive arts, theatre, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… all throughout the day… for all ages. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!
Click HERE for a list of participants and more information.