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Fort Rosecrans Goes To War: December 7 & 8, 2013

Promotional image of Fort Rosecrans Goes to War on December 7 & 8, 2013. Courtesy image of Fort MacArthur Museum.

Above: Promotional image of Fort Rosecrans Goes to War on December 7 & 8, 2013. Courtesy image of Fort MacArthur Museum.

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 U.S. 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.

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

Location: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, California Google Maps

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