Old Town State Historic Park

Old Town State Historic Park depicts the early history of the city of San Diego.   It was at Old Town that Marines and Sailors raised the American flag for the first time during the Mexican-American War. 

Do you like the MCRD Museum?  If so, you will enjoy visiting our community partners.  The MCRD Museum partners with several cultural heritage organizations that have similar or complementary missions.  You can explore our partners' institutions through links to their websites, which are listed below.

community partners

marine corps recruit depot san diego

mcrd museum

san pasqual battlefield state historic park

The largest and costliest battle for the United States during the Mexican-American War (in the California campaign) was at San Pasqual.  Visit this State Park to explore that battle.