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“Well Worth Visiting, Should Donate”
Review of Seeley Stables

Seeley Stables
Ranked #185 of 470 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: Museum that consists of a reconstructed stable and barns that house a collection of horse-drawn buggies, wagons, carriages and other western memorabilia.
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We are oldster walkers in San Diego, and Old Town is one of our venues. This stable is quite nice, with lots of carriages, a good collection of saddles, and an excellent explanation of the vaquero tradition....the real cowboys of the west with genuine rope and riding skills, much more real than John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.

Second floor very interesting with Native American displays.

I really encourage donations....even though it is free to enter, this is a place worth encouraging.

Thank Liars N F
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We visited the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park on a Monday and found this great little museum was open. We had visited the Maritime Museum and learned more about the shipping history so it was great to see the wagons and stagecoaches being the land transportation history. It's a small museum but its' packed with exhibits. Highly recommended!

Thank gwfrydg48
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Came upon this place by chance and can't believe that its the subject of so few revies. For me it was one of the high points of my visit to Old Town. Okay, its not a slick operation - no av aids or modern technology but to see so many old stage coaches and wagons in one spot together with some fascinating old photographs and accounts from early pioneers made for a riveting visit. As my great grandfather was a teamster who crossed America from England to California long before I was born this museum held particular personal interest but I defy anyone not to be impressed by the exhibits. The upper floor of the museum is given over to native American artefacts including a spectacular headdress. The fact that this museum is free was amazing. In my opinion the Stables are a far more worthwhile attraction than the fee charging Whaley House which receives far more publicity!

Thank Alison52
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Nice tour. Learned a bit. Enjoyed seeing the freight wagons. Also enjoyed seeing the Studebaker wagons. But, many informational signs are ripped and difficult to read due to missing portions.

The barn is a reproduction. The wagons inside are preserved in their as found or donated condition.

Good visit.

Thank J-from-Marysville
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped in for an hour and enjoyed this welcoming State Museum in Old Town. You can only shop in so many of the tourist shops. Stop here to read some facts about historical carriages and western gear. It costs nothing which is unusual. Kids will enjoy this place just past the donkey exhibit.

Thank TucsonDaug
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