#0069 Site of Fort Guijarros


#0069 Site of Fort Guijarros

Site information:

End of Rosecrans St, Point Loma, San Diego

Only military personnel are allowed on base, although there are certain events that allow limited civilian access.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Fort Guijarros Site

An outpost of Spain's far-flung empire at its greatest extent, this fort was completed before 1800 from plans drawn by Alberto de Cordoba in 1795. Its major action came under Corporal Jose Velasquez on March 22, 1803, in the 'Battle of San Diego Bay' with the American Brig Lelia Byrd, which was smuggling sea otter pelts.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy, Casa de Espana, San Diego Cannoneers, San Diego Archeological Society, and Squibob Chapter E Clampus Vitus, March 22, 1981.

Registered 12/6/1932