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©2019 by The Escondido History Center

Located on the North Side of Grape Day Park in Escondido, California

Phone: (760) 743-8207       Email: info@escondidohistory.org

We're looking for some great volunteers to welcome guests and provide information in the Train Depot, Pullman Car, and Victorian House! We provide  training. Please click on the button for more info.

Office & Research Center

The Office & Research Center is open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm,  Tuesday through Saturday. Due to limited staffing, hours are subject to change.  Please call ahead to confirm that we will be open when you wish to visit.

Museum Complex

The Museum Complex buildings are open 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Due to limited staffing, hours are subject to change.  Please call ahead to confirm that we will be open when you wish to visit.

Bandy Blacksmith Guild

Blacksmithing and Wheelwright activity can be seen most Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Bandy Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop.  Classes are also offered on a regular basis.  For more information, click here.

Current Exhibits

No charge for admission to museum buildings but donations are gratefully accepted.

  • Railroad Depot Office and Waiting Room with historical artifacts from Escondido history in the Santa Fe Depot

  • H-O model train in the Pullman Train Car

  • Victorian Country House furnished in the style of the turn of the 20th century

Coming Events

Support Preserving Escondido's History

It's almost always a great day to visit Grape Day Park!

“Our Heritage is all that we know of ourselves;

what we preserve of it, our only record.”

-- Philip Ward