Free State Historic Park Events – October 2023

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

  • 10/12 at 11AM


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

  • 10/8 at 11AM & 1PM
  • 10/12 at 1PM


Free Guided Tours of Ofrendas (Altars)

These 45-minute guided tours take you through the multiple altars set up in the State Park and provide valuable insights into the lives and legacies of Old Town San Diego’s historic families. These tours are offered free of charge by California State Parks. To participate, you’ll need to register in advance, which you can easily do by visiting their website for details (link below)

Duration – Tours last 45 minutes

Address – Robinson-Rose Visitor Center, 4002 Wallace St

  • 10/13 at 11AM & 2PM 
  • 10/15 at 2PM 
  • 10/19 at 11AM & 2PM 
  • 10/20 at 11AM & 2 PM 
  • 10/21 at 11AM & 2PM 
  • 10/26 at 11AM & 2PM 
  • 10/27 at 11AM & 2PM 
  • 10/28 at 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM, & 5:30PM 
  • 10/29 at 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3:30PM, & 4:30PM 
  • 10/31 11AM & 2PM  
  • 11/1 at 11AM & 3PM
  • 11/2 at 11AM & 3PM

Register for Ofrenda Tours