For all the history buffs out there, the Escondido History Center is a great place to learn about early citizens of the San Diego area.
Within Grape Day Park: 321 N. Broadway, Escondido CA 92025
The Escondido History Center is the stop for Escondido City history. Started in 1956, the Center offers exhibits featuring their collection of Escondido history artifacts, walking tours, history presentations and a museum store. When touring the Center’s buildings, visitors will see the 1888 Santa Fe Depot and exhibits on railroad and city development. There’s a great model train replica of the landscape a passenger from the late 1800s would have seen on a train ride from Oceanside to Escondido in the Center’s complex. Visitors will also see blacksmiths, barns, antique clothing, and the city’s first library.
*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.