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Fort Stockton, San Diego

Fort Stockton - San Diego, California
Fort Stockton
Presidio Drive, San Diego, CA 92103Map
+1 619 692 4918
Neighborhood: Old Town
Overview

Near the top of Presidio Drive, which exposes one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean, across from The Arbor, a sign indicates a historic landmark at the top of a set of stone steps. Fort Stockton was fortified by Carlos Carillo in 1828 as a Mexican military post. From July through November of 1846, American forces captured Fort Stockton and renamed it Fort Dupont. The Mexican army briefly reclaimed it; though, with the aid of the Mormon Brigade, whose history is preserved by statues and plaques, at the top of the stone steps, the Americans took final possession of what remained Fort Stockton, until the end of the war. - Erick Pettersen

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Bus #14
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