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History Center News

Bandy Blacksmith

Attention! Blacksmithing classes have been postponed indefinitely. An announcement will be made when classes resume. 

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Museum & Research Center

Museum & Research Center: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Escondido History Center Complex

Santa Fe Depot: Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Pullman Train Car: Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bandy Blacksmith: Tuesday/Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

(Times subject to change. Confirm directly

with Bandy Blacksmith for hours)

Wagon Works: Tuesday/Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Victorian Hoffman House: First and Third Saturday of the month from 11am-2pm

Bandy Blacksmith Guild

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

Bandy Blacksmith

Current Exhibits


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

  • The Museum Office and Research Center:

    • Cassou Family Exhibit

    • Planes, Trains and Automobiles Exhibit

  • Santa Fe Depot:

    • Train Depot Office and Waiting Room

    • Historical Escondido artifacts and displays

  • Pullman Train Car:

    • Historic Santa Fe train with H-O model train

Inside Pullman Car

We thank our amazing volunteers who make it possible for us to carry out our mission. 



321 N. Broadway

(in Grape Day Park)

Escondido, CA 92025


P.O. Box 263

Escondido, CA 92033


Research Center

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Museum Complex

Saturday 1-4pm


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“Our Heritage is all that we know of ourselves;
what we preserve of it, our only record.”
    Philip Ward

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