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

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

NOW OPEN - Limited Hours


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Escondido Legends Scholarship Awards

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Office & Research Center

The Office & Research Center is now open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Due to limited staffing, we recommend that you call ahead to confirm that we will be open when you wish to visit.

Museum Complex

The Hoffman House remains closed for repairs, however, the Train Depot will be open 1:00 - 4:00 on Saturdays, beginning April 3. Please visit; masks will be required and household groups are asked to stay together and maintain at least 6' distance from other visitors.

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.  

  • Cassou Family and World War I/Spanish Flu exhibits in the Museum Office and Research Center.

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

  • 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, still closed due to COVID restrictions.

Coming Events

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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