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2020 Guided Walking Tours & Schedule


Learn about Escondido’s unique history and see historic sites while getting some healthy exercise!

Held in conjunction with the “Second Saturday” Arts and Museums events, the 90-minute tours take place on the second Saturday of every month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., on the southeast corner of Broadway and Grand. No reservations needed.


Four different routes are offered:

Downtown – a tour of Grand Avenue, a glimpse into the history of Escondido’s early business district.

Rediscovering Escondido – a tour of buildings no longer standing! See the sites where once stood the USC seminary, the Hotel Escondido, Escondido High School and more.  The walk includes a fairly steep hill.

Old Escondido West – a tour of the Old Escondido Historic District, the city’s oldest neighborhood, along Broadway and to the west. You’ll see a house where mayors have lived and another where the town barber lived with his goats and chickens!  This walk also includes a steep hill.

Old Escondido East – a tour of the eastern part of the Old Escondido Historic District that includes two of our most notable Victorian period homes.

2020 Schedule

January 11 - OE East

February 8 - Downtown

March 14 - OE West

April 11 - OE East

May 9 - Downtown

June 13 - Rediscover Escondido

July 11 - OE West

August 8 - OE East

September 12 - Downtown

October 10 - Rediscover Escondido

November 14 - OE West

December - No Tour – Enjoy the Christmas Parade!

Maps for Self-Guided Tours
Click on a button below to download a printable PDF map of an Old Escondido Historic District Tour.
Adobe Home Tour - Tickets Now Available
The 9th Annual San Diego Adobe Home Tour will explore the "Romance of the Rancho" with four beautiful adobe homes in Rancho Santa Fe and Escondido on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Ticket holders will have a rare opportunity to tour the interiors and grounds of the diverse properties, the earliest built in 1831 and restored under the guidance of Lillian Rice in 1924. This is a Home Tour not to be missed! Click here for more information.