On Saturdays in July and August, Old Town San Diego will celebrate travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower – before the train and automobile – during Stagecoach Days, taking place every Saturday in July and August.
On July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 from 12-5 p.m., imagine dirt roads with dust kicked up by either horse, wagon, or stagecoach.
Beginning in 1857, stage lines passed through rural San Diego moving passengers, freight, and mail. These new services helped bring the outside world a little closer to this emerging frontier community that we know today as San Diego.
Enjoy an afternoon filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Through vignettes, demonstrations, living history activities, stories, and songs, visitors will gain an appreciation for early modes of transportation and daily life.
View the permanent collection of historic wagons on display at Seeley Stable museum. Smell the aroma of food cooking over an open flame as costumed interpreters prepare chuck wagon grub of the 1800s. Hear the sounds of blacksmiths pounding iron and carpenters sawing wood. Enjoy games for both children and adults that were played 100 years ago. Join the military as they describe life as a solider fighting in the Mexican War. Grab a needle and thread and participate in a real quilting bee.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, with the support of the Boosters of Old Town, is proud to offer these FREE activities for adults and children of all ages. The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego, and is conveniently located next to the Old Town Transit Center, with Coaster, Trolley, and MTS bus service.
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