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Fort Rosecrans Goes to War!

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Region: Point Loma, Harbor Island & Shelter Island
Date: December 7 - 8, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Price: Cabrillo National Monument Fees: $5 per vehicle and $3 for walk-ins, bicyclists and motorcyclists

History comes alive as Cabrillo National Monument is transformed back into 1940s Fort Rosecrans for a 2-day World War II Living History event. On December 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., join World War II Living History for a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United State's entry into the Second World War, plus its impact on San Diego.

Historical re-enactors will represent the men and women of the US Army and members of the 19th Coast Artillery. World War II vehicles, tents, and various displays will be set up around the park. Historic structures, including the army radio station and one of the observation bunkers, will be open for viewing. Don't just learn history, live it. Join Cabrillo National Monument for this unique opportunity to understand and commemorate San Diego's important role during the early days of World War II.

Schedule

Saturday December 7th

  • 9am- Park Opens
  • 9:10 am - re-enactors raise the colors
  • 10 am - Event begins, bunkers are open to the public
  • 11am - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One - Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field
  • 1pm - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One - Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field
  • 2:30pm - Bayside trail searchlight bunker tour
  • 5pm - Park Closes
  • 6pm-9pm - Liberty Swing Dance
    Park grounds are open except for the Bayside Trail and bluffs
    Silent auction (auditorium)- 6pm- 8pm
    Insiders food truck 6pm-8:30pm
    Ranger/re-enactor led - night Bunker tour - 7:30pm

Sunday December 8th

  • 9am- Park Opens
  • 9:10am - re-enactors raise the colors
  • 10am - Event begins, bunkers are open to the public
  • 11am - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One - Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field
  • 1pm - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One - Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field
  • 2:30pm - Bayside trail searchlight bunker tour
  • 5pm - Park Closes

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