Stagecoach Days invites visitors to enjoy afternoons in Old Town filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower during "Stagecoach Days," kicking off on July 8. Join in on the old-fashioned fun from noon to 4:00 PM on eight Saturdays in July and August.
Sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes and Boosters of Old Town, this free event features a different theme each Saturday such as Days of the Vaqueros, Women of the West, Soldiers and Citizens, TwainFest and Taste of the Past.
Attendees will enjoy afternoons filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Through living history activities and demonstrations, stories and songs, visitors will gain an appreciation for early modes of transportation and daily life. All activities are geared toward children and adults of all ages.
The Stagecoach Days schedule is as follows:
Games & Amusements - July 8
Try your hand at games & amusements of the 1800s - long before smart phones and tablets.
Women of the West - July 15
Celebrate little-told stories of settlers who made the frontier a home. See the role women played in Old Town San Diego and experience our annual Quilt Walk.
Soldiers & Citizens - July 22
San Diego's military history stretches back to its settlement in 1769. See historic uniforms and weapons, and hear soldiers' stories.
A Taste of the Past - July 29
Learn about early San Diego through the foods they ate, both local and exotic.
Trades That Shaped the West - August 5
See our blacksmiths, printers, woodworkers, and more to help you decide what job you would have chosen in the 1800s.
Days of the Vaqueros - August 12
See vaqueros - the original cowboys - ride, rope, and talk of life on the ranchos.
TwainFest - August 19
Literature comes to life through games and activities in the park.
The West on the Move - August 26
Take a wagon ride through the park and see our own historic coaches on display.
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