Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (SHP) recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. The park is comprised of a variety of shops, restaurants, and museums, including five original adobes. The park is located on San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street. Phone (619) 220-5422 for more information.
The park encompasses seven city blocks and all streets are closed to private vehicles. To assist visitors, an Accessible Guide brochure that shows generally accessible routes of travel are provided at all orientation panels located throughout the park and at the Visitor Information Center (within the Robinson Rose House).
Many barriers to accessibility have been removed however, a few entries remain with stairs, narrow doors, and high thresholds that may require assistance. Concessionaires and park staff are available to aid, when requested.
Shops and Restaurants: The ground floors of many of the shops and restaurants are generally accessible but aisles may be narrow and merchandise unreachable for some. The Old Town Theatre and Cosmopolitan Hotel are accessible, while the Fiesta de Reyes is generally accessible.
Museums: The ground floors and exhibits of the museums are generally accessible including the Robinson Rose House (Visitor Information Center), Seeley Stable Museum, La Casa de Estudillo Museum, Union Printing Office Museum, Mason Street School Museum, La Casa de Machado y Stewart Museum, First San Diego Courthouse Museum, La Casa de Machado y Silvas Museum, and the McCoy House Museum.
For visitors that are unable to access the second floor of the Seeley Stable Museum, a booklet containing photos and descriptions of the second floor artifacts is available.
Parking: Six parking lots (lots A-F) serve Old Town San Diego SHP. All lots have accessible parking. In Lot C, excessive cross slopes in the accessible parking spaces may present barriers for some users.
Routes: Routes throughout the park are accessible. Accessible benches are available in various locations throughout the park.
Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are located on Wallace Street adjacent to the Robinson Rose House (Visitor Information Center), on Calhoun Street within the Fiesta de Reyes, on Calhoun Street across from the Seeley Stable Museum, and on Mason Street adjacent to Toby’s Candle and Soap Shop.