Open Hours: Park Grounds: 9am-4pm daily; Tours: 1pm-4pm Sun only
The City of Oceanside assembled this collection of historic old buildings to celebrate the 1976 United States Bicentennial. ... More
Heritage Park Village & Museum
The City of Oceanside assembled this collection of historic old buildings to celebrate the 1976 United States Bicentennial. Some of the structures filling this green, placid park are an old blacksmith's shop and livery stable, an early doctor's office, an antique jail, a one-room schoolhouse and two early newspaper buildings. Free tours are offered on Sundays or by appointment. Docents are on duty at the park Sundays from 1pm-4pm. There is a small souvenir stand and the docents will sell you ice cream. Only cash is accepted.
Taking my grandkids there to visit on July 9, 2010
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 7/9/10
I am a little apprehensive about going there now, after reading the previous review. I hope to go and find that it was an interesting site for my grandchildren to visit and learn about old Oceanside. I will however, write a review after my visit there at Heritage Park.
Most of the bldgs were always closed and when they were, only poor displays. IE The old jail needs to have historic items from Oceanside in them not a plastic toy British helmet. A make shift sheriff was on the premise, but Oceanside never had a sheriff. It was a City Marshal or Constable. He didn't have much historical info to share and was not from Oceanside! They could do better with that display and others by having real historians come in and speak to the public. Not much to see and not user friendly. No food available or vendors for kids and visitor on hot day! Looks like it could be a good spot, but not much interest by docents!
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