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Escondido's Oldest Festival is Back! Free fun for the family is happening agian on September 14th, 2024 from 12-6pm at Grape Day Park! Click the link to learn more or click here to be a vendor! 

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Museum & Research Center

 Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Current Exhibits​

  • Pioneer Family: Cassou Family Exhibit

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles Exhibit

  • Vintage Camera Collection

Tom Bandy General Blacksmithing and Wheelwright 

Tuesday & Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Excuse our dust! We're cleaning and redesigning our Blacksmith shop!

Blacksmithing and Wheelwright activity can be seen most Tuesday and Saturday mornings in the Tom Bandy General Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop. 


Santa Fe Depot

Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Santa Fe Depot: 




Pullman Train Car: 

  • Train Depot Office and Waiting Room

  • Historical Escondido artifacts and displays

  • Historical replica of the Sante Fe Railway route from Escondido to Oceanside with a H-O model train

  • Historical replica of mail service

Victorian House

1st and 3rd Saturday, 11:00 - 2:00pm

  • A 1890 house, with a beautifully refurbished interior, duplicating the lifestyle as was seen in the early part of the last century.  



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

Depot: Saturday 1-4pm

Victorian:1st and 3rd Saturday



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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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