Temecula Valley Museum

San Diego

Just off Old Town Front St, this one-room museum tells the history of the region through artifacts from the Native American Luiseño people through to the area's Spanish period and stagecoach times, plus there's a scale model of the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, founded in 1798.

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