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The Old Town 4th Grade History Program is expanding to include K12

Our Mission is to make our heritage available to all students.


Thanks to a grant(s) from the Old Town San Diego Foundation (“OTSDF”), costs for 4th grade field learning experiences to Old Town can now be reimbursed. There are several tour options available that qualify for funding (see below). • Self Guided Teached Tour • Old Town San Diego State Park tour • The Time Travelers program, if scheduled through the Old Town San Diego Foundation may be available for Grant reimbursement.

Application will be available soon.

For all other School tours, reimbursement will be handled through your accounting office or your individual school procedure. Each school will be responsible to fill out the Grant Application when it is available and e-mail to:

Develop & Foster Appreciation

• Develop and apply thinking and learning aligned to Common Core State Standards including: citing evidence, reasoning and rationale, research, perspective and point of view, and argumentation. • Foster historical thinking and deepen understanding by visiting and experiencing “primary source” locations. • Develop an appreciation for the contributions of diverse groups in the history of California as well as recognizing and understanding the impacts and influence of bias, prejudice, and discrimination. Expanded tours will be available to include the Town's cemetery, and early members of the community.

We are pleased to present the San Diego Heritage Program - the Old Town historical and cultural one-day field-learning experience

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Tours

• California Time Travelers Program

• Educational Tour: "Explore the Past"

• Self-Guided School Visit

Pre-registration is required for self guided visits.

• Mormon Battalion Historic Site

A 30 minute video tour about the history of early San Diego and how the Battalion played an important role. Must book through the OTSD Foundation

State Park Website for Booking:


Old Town Historic State Park Tours

The State is bringing back in person school field trips and educational tours starting Fall 2023! Booking for the 2023-2024 school year begins on September 1st. Click on the link below to book your class's field trip and educational experience at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. For questions about school programs, visit the State website. Grants applications will no longer be considered until after January 2024. The current program is being expanded to be more inclusive.

E-mail State Parks for questions: 

San Diego Unified School HSS Manager
Toya Profit tprofit@sandi.net