on April 16, 2007
Old Town is known as the birthplace of California. San Diego is where the first permanent Spanish settlement was established in California in 1769. Old Town State Historic Park was established in 1968 to preserve the rich heritage of the original settlement as it was in the 1800s. The park includes a main plaza, exhibits, museums, shopping, and live history demonstrations. Old Town looks just like you would imagine it did nearly 200 years ago. It has been preserved wonderfully. There are many shops you can visit with wonderful, authentic items to take home as souvenirs. The people who work there are very knowledgeable about everything pertaining to the history of Old Town and it is a very friendly community. A must-see if you are visiting San Diego.
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