Tours

2021 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.

August 14 OE East 

September 11 Downtown--Canceled

October 9 Rediscover Escondido

November 13 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

Our ninth annual Adobe Home Tour was a huge success, with more than 500 persons attending!  The San Diego Adobe Heritage Association and the Escondido History Center thank all sponsors, homeowners, the RSF Osuna Ranch board of directors, and volunteer docents.  To learn when the next tour will be held and for adobe home resources, click here.