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Old Town San Diego SHP
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Old Town San Diego SHP
Description - Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Five original adobes are part of the complex, which includes shops, restaurants and a museum.

Attractions - Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Five original adobes are part of the complex, which includes shops, restaurants and a museum. La Casa de Estudillo is a mansion built around a garden courtyard. La Casa de Machado y Stewart is full of artifacts that reflect ordinary life of the period. Other historic buildings include a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, San Diego's first newspaper office, and a stable with a carriage collection. (San Diego became California's first Spanish settlement when a mission and fort were established in 1769.)

Recreation - Recreation includes shops, restaurants and a museum.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.

Location - The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego.


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Contact Information:
San Diego Coast Historic Parks Sector Headquarters, 4002 Wallace Street , San Diego, CA, 92110, Phone: 619-220-5424, Fax: 619-220-5421

Additional Information:
California's Historic Sites - This section includes the major historic sites within California. California's rich history is showcased in its many historic sites and monuments.
San Diego County State Parks and Beaches - The sandstone bluffs, gentle surf, and wide, sandy beaches of San Diego County offer great recreation to all visitors. The region features three state parks, seven state beaches, two state historic parks, and one state reserve.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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