Things to Do in Old Town San Diego

Photos of some things to do when visiting Old Town San Diego.

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The women of Threads of the Past.
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Eric Minella (l), Director of Historic Interpretation at Old Town, and Gregg Giacopuzzi (r), Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, know everything there is to know about this San Diego landmark.
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A blacksmithing demonstration at Black Hawk Livery & Blacksmith.
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Lettering, as seen at the site of San Diego's first newspaper print shop.
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San Diego's first newspaper print shop.
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San Diego's first newspaper print shop.
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The Mason Street Schoolhouse is San Diego's first public schoolhouse.
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It was built in 1865.
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The Seeley Stable Museum dedicated to modes of 19th century overland transportation like the carreta (ox-drawn cart), mud wagon and Concord stage.
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For a short time in late 1868 to 1869, the Tanner Troupe Theatre operated out of the front upstairs bedroom of the Whaley House in Old Town.
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For a short time in late 1868 to 1869, the Tanner Troupe Theatre operated out of the front upstairs bedroom of the Whaley House in Old Town.
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One of the bedrooms in the historic Whaley House.
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A portrait of Thomas Whaley located inside the Whaley House on San Diego Avenue.
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One of many grave markers lining San Diego Avenue, just outside of El Campo Santo Cemetery.
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The saloon inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel and restaurant.
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The saloon inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel and restaurant.
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Stagecoach Days is a free event that takes place every summer in Old Town on Saturdays. It includes free activities and historical demonstrations. This year, Stagecoach Days start July 8 and run through Aug. 26.
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The plaza at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
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The plaza at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
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The Black Hawk Livery & Blacksmith, still churning out fine goods.
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The Cosmopolitan Hotel is also home to a restaurant and 19th century-style saloon.
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The Cosmopolitan Hotel is also home to a restaurant and 19th century-style saloon.
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On any given day, visitors can enjoy historical demonstrations like quilting and silhouetting at Threads of the Past.
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On any given day, visitors can enjoy historical demonstrations like quilting and silhouetting at Threads of the Past.
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A longtime Old Town employee who portrays Mary Chase Walker, the first teacher at the Mason Street Schoolhouse.
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The Whaley House was the home of Thomas and Anna Whaley and their children.
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The historical site is believed to be haunted -- at least in folklore.
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The San Diego County Courthouse operated out of a part of the Whaley House.
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El Campo Santo Cemetery in Old Town is the final resting place of some of San Diego's most famous early locals.
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El Campo Santo Cemetery in Old Town is the final resting place of some of San Diego's most famous early locals.
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El Campo Santo Cemetery in Old Town is the final resting place of some of San Diego's most famous early locals.
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