San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas

This post was written by Valerie on April 10, 2012
Posted Under: Grandma Quotes

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum located in Encinitas at 450 Quail Gardens Drive ( or call 760-632-9711  for directions) have extended their hours to Thursday through Sunday noon to 4pm. To Learn more about this wonderful museum go to

You can take a group on a tour which can be held during hours or after hours by making special arrangements and the minimum for your tour is 10 people and 40 is the maximum at $3. per person for Seniors and $4, per person. You will learn about the early Native Americans to gangsters to Surfing and lots of history about the town and it’s inhabitants from long ago to now.

School’s can sign up for the traveling trunk show for a $5. per day use fee which contains toys of the various inhabitants of the San Dieguito area by calling 760-632-9711.

Or you can take your Scout troupe for $4. per child and a holding fee of $20. go to for more info on the various additional field trips and tours.

Learn about how Native Americans used cactus

There are a number of one day classes like they just offered for the month of March about the different uses of native cactus by local Native Americans the Kumeyaay Indians.

Early days when prohibition hit San Diego due to the easy access of Mexico that allowed drinking the Al Capone mob and other’s like him were involved in getting alcohol to San Dieguito. Read about it from Wendy Haskett’s articles here or in the North County Times.

No matter how you slice it there is something here for everyone at every age and if you are so inclined they are looking for volunteers. Dust off your walking shoes, raid that piggy bank and grab your grand kids and learn about the history of Encinitas.


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