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Whaley House Daytime Tour

Crossover to San Diego’s grim history by taking a self-guided tour through the prominent Whaley House Museum! Exhibit rooms accompany this living history experience.
Ticket Type
Qty
Price
Adult
$10.00
Child
Age: 4-12 years. Not recommended for children under 13
$6.00
SNEAK PREVIEW TOUR: Please pardon our dust while we work diligently on preparing the Whaley House Museum to be experienced by you, our valued guest. Currently, some exhibits are either fully or partially completed or closed to the public, but rest assured we continue our efforts to bring the intriguing stories of the family, the era and heritage this house uniquely provides, very soon! We know you are as eager as we are to experience the museum, so we invite you to a limited-time sneak preview tour of America’s Most Haunted House.

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Crossover to San Diego’s grim history by taking a self-guided tour through the prominent Whaley House Museum! Exhibit rooms accompany this living history experience.

Highlights

  • Self-paced tour through the house history and lore.
  • See and hear the history that makes the property a unique visit.
  • Discover what many believe to be America's Most Haunted!
  • Get an unparalleled peek into early California history.
Viewed as an integral part of Old Town San Diego since 1857, the Whaley House offers you a glimpse into the past. With more than a century in the making, the Whaley House holds an impressive amount of San Diego heritage, from the time of old west prospectors to the flourishing of Old Town as the heart of California.

Recognized as the oldest two-story brick-structure south of Monterey California, the Whaley House features magnificent Greek Revival architecture along with an unrivaled historical timeline encompassing San Diego’s second County courthouse, a lively theatre, a charming general store, and a prominent family home.

Interpret tales of unanswered crimes, puzzling tragedies, eternal sorrow, and mysterious legends that surround the grounds. Heavy footsteps filled with vindication invite you to learn the unforgettable tale of the Whaley House saga.

Operating Times

Open daily: Monday -Wednesday: 1:00pm-4:30pm; Thursday- Sunday: 10:00am- 4:30pm.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 12 months of the purchase date.

Duration

self guided

Booth Location

2476 San Diego Ave. San Diego CA 92110

Nearest Intersection

Intersection of Harney St and San Diego Ave.

Parking

There is free parking available at Old Town State Park. Please plan accordingly.

Age Requirements

The Whaley House Day Tour is rated PG. An adult must accompany children 12 years of age and under. Tour may not be suitable for children under 13. Content might be sensitive for some guests.

Notes

Please plan appropriately for the historic attributes of the Whaley House including; stairs and uneven grounds. Wheelchair access available only on the first floor, no elevators on-site. Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only service animals allowed.