Base Historic Sites

Here are some of the other historic sites aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton:

  • Hand of Hope:  A 12-foot-high sculpture entitled “Hand of Hope,” crafted 10 years earlier by a Vietnamese artist with the help of two Marines.
  • Cristianitos Baptism Site:  a state historical marker that recalls the first Christian baptism in Alta California.  The monument commemorates an event that took place in 1769 when Spanish explorers encountered two gravely ill indigenous babies on what is now Camp Pendleton land.