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

Phone: (760) 743-8207       Email:



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The Office and Research Center is closed until February 1

but the Santa Fe Train Depot will continue to be open

on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4:00 pm.   

2022 Escondido Legends Scholarship Recipients
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Office & Research Center

The Office & Research Center is closed but is expected to re-open on February 1, 2023.

Museum Complex

The Hoffman House remains closed for repairs, however, the Train Depot is open 1:00 - 4:00 on Thursdays and Saturdays.

We're looking for 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.



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.  

  • Closed until February1, the Museum Office and Research Center features Cassou Family and World War I/Spanish Flu exhibits.

  • Closed for maintenance, the Victorian Country House furnished in the style of the turn of the 20th century.

  • Railroad Depot Office and Waiting Room, with extensive displays of historical artifacts from Escondido history, are located in the Santa Fe Depot.  Open Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm

  • H-O model train in the Pullman Train Car, closed for for maintenance.


Coming Events

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Support Preserving Escondido's History

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


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

“Our Heritage is all that we know of ourselves;

what we preserve of it, our only record.”

-- Philip Ward

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