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U.S. Army, Fort Rosecrans Trolley Tours
10am-12pm SOLD OUT!
1-3pm SOLD OUT!
We are taking names for a waiting list. If you wish to be added, please call (619) 297-9327 or email the office at email@example.com with your contact information and how many in your party.
SOHO is pleased to offer 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 where 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 Battery Wilkenson (1898), Battery McGrath (1899), Artillery Ordinance Repair Facility (1943), the YMCA Gymnasium (1919, converted to Theater and Dance Hall in 1940), the Fort Guijarros Archaeology Lab (1940) and underground Collection Storage Bunker (1942), and several other sites on the Point Loma Sub base.
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
(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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