Free State Historic Park Events – July 2023

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is a treasure trove of California’s cultural heritage, offering visitors a chance to explore the town’s rich history through guided tours and free talks.

Free Walking Tours

Explore the State Historic Park with an expert during this hour-long guided tour. This family-friendly ½ mile tour will explore the community that shaped the town over a two-hundred-year period. Assisted listening devices will be available upon request. Tour spaces are limited; please sign-up at the Robinson-Rose Visitor Services Center to reserve your space the day of your visit.

Duration – Tours begin promptly at 11AM and last one hour

Address – Robinson-Rose Visitor Center, 4002 Wallace St

  • Friday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 13
  • Friday, July 14
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Friday, July 21
  • Thursday, July 27
  • Friday, July 28


Free Hidden History Talks

Join State Park Interpreters each week to experience untold stories of Old Town San Diego. These free talks highlight the underrepresented histories and voices of California’s diverse communities including African-American, indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ history. The Park’s Hidden History program seeks to tell a more complete history, relevant for all visitors today. Join us to discover San Diego’s hidden past.

Duration – Tours last 15 minutes

Address –2733 San Diego Ave

  • Friday, July 7 at 1PM
  • Saturday, July 8 at 2PM
  • Thursday, July 13 at 1PM
  • Friday, July 14 at 1PM
  • Saturday, July 15 at 2PM
  • Sunday, July 16 at 2PM
  • Thursday, July 20 at 1PM
  • Friday, July 21 at 1PM
  • Thursday, July 27 at 1PM
  • Friday, July 28 at 1PM