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

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

Currently Closed due to COVID


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Escondido Legends Scholarship Applications

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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

Currently closed.  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.

  • Victorian 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.

Coming Events

Office & Research Center

The Office & Research Center is closed due to COVID restrictions although we are available by phone from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Due to extremely limited staffing, you might need to leave a message.  Please call ahead to confirm that we will be open when you wish to visit.

Museum Complex

The Museum Complex buildings are closed indefinitely due to COVID-19, but normally 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.



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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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