Celebrate State Parks Week 2024 with 19th Century Games

Start your summer with a trip back in time at the “Pastimes of Old Town San Diego” event, hosted by the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. As part of State Parks Week 2024, this event promises a day of fun-filled activities for the entire family, offering a unique glimpse into the recreational pastimes of the 19th century.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 13, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Admission: Free (No reservations required)


19th Century Games

Engage in a variety of games that were popular in the 19th century. Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for a day of fun, you’ll enjoy participating in these traditional activities:

  • Wheelbarrow Races: Test your balance and speed in this classic and challenging race.
  • Tug of War: Show off your strength and teamwork skills in this friendly yet competitive game.
  • More Games: There will be an assortment of both competitive and non-competitive games suitable for all ages.

Crafting and Creativity

In addition to the physical activities, attendees will have the opportunity to get creative with a hands-on crafting session:

  • Button Spinner Creation: Make your own button spinner, a popular toy from the 19th century. This simple yet entertaining craft is perfect for children and adults alike.

Fun for the Whole Family

The “Pastimes of Old Town San Diego” event is designed to provide enjoyment for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re looking to learn more about historical games, enjoy some friendly competition, or simply spend quality time with your family outdoors, this event has something for everyone.

Admission Information

The event is free to attend, and no reservations are required. Just show up and join in the fun!

Don’t miss this chance to step back in time and experience the recreational activities that entertained families over a century ago. Mark your calendars for June 13th and head to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park for a day of historical fun and games.

Hours – Thursday, June 13, 2024; 10AM-4PM

Phone – (619) 220-5422

Address – 4098 Mason St, San Diego, CA 92110

Website www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego