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July 17
U.S. Army, Fort Rosecrans Trolley Tours
Two Tours

As part of SOHO's celebration of San Diego's 240th birthday, SOHO is offering a tour of Fort Rosecrans in the heart of the very beginnings of San Diego. Cabrillo first landed at Ballast Point in 1542, where the name San Diego first was applied by Vizcaíno in 1602, where the first permanent settlers of California landed in April 1769, and the first Pacific Coast beacon was established the same year. The southern end of Point Loma was set aside as a military reservation by Executive Order of the President of the United States on February 26, 1852; its northern boundary was a line from the harbor to the ocean at a distance of a mile and a half north of La Punta de los Guijarros, which we now call Ballast Point.

This is an opportunity to visit one of San Diego's most private military bases to view some of its most historic buildings. Among the highlights will be the 1904-1905 Colonial Revival Officers Quarters and Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, the 1919 U.S. Navy Argonaut Hall, the 1915 U.S. Army Battery White, the 1898 Battery Wilkeson and several other sites on the Point Loma Sub base. This unique tour will include an exceedingly rare walk-through of one of the Senior Officer's Quarters.

An architectural research historian and author, tour guide Ron May is President and co-founder of Legacy 106, Inc. and Chairman of the Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation.

Where Strothe Road Parking Lot
Rosecrans Street & Strothe Road (Mapquest map page)
Be there 15 minutes early; trolley will leave promptly at scheduled times

Exit Rosecrans Street from highways 8 or 5
Continue on Rosecrans Street for approximately 3.5 miles
Turn left on Strothe Road (sign suspended over the street)
Drive 75 feet, turn right into parking lot just after gray 1-story building
Park in lot

TICKETS (Available by advance purchase only, attendance is limited)
$30 SOHO members
$40 Non-members

Purchase tickets
Call (619) 297-9327 to purchase tickets by 11am on July 15
In person SOHO Museum Shop, 2476 San Diego Avenue
(48 hours notice required for refunds. Refunds will be made in the form of a rain check for another like event.)

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