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Balboa Park History Stroll

Historic photo of Spreckels Organ Pavilion located in Balboa Park. Courtesy photo of San Diego History Center.

Above: Historic photo of Spreckels Organ Pavilion located in Balboa Park. Courtesy photo of San Diego History Center.

Ever wonder how Balboa Park was named? What structures stood in various locations in 1915? Who were some of the individuals who helped shape the landscape and built environment, and what did they originally envision it to look like? Were the buildings in the Park today, copies or interpretations of real structures in other parts of the world? What elements changed to prepare the Park for the 2nd Exposition in 1935?

Learn these trivia tidbits and more on this one hour walking tour along the Park's main street, with offshoots to locales with forgotten stories to reveal. Specially trained History Center guides lead this easy paced stroll through the Park revealing many of the intriguing aspects of its past, its endearing present, and exciting future.

Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome!

Location: San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, San Diego, California 92101 Google Maps

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