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Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

410 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 233-4692
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Region: Downtown Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 to 3:30 PM

The Davis-Horton House, built in 1850, is the oldest house in San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter. There are house tours available every day but Monday. Walk inside and you will be transported back to the Victorian Era, where each room represents a different period and function. You can experience the feeling of sailing back through time and living the way early San Diegans did. The self-guided tour includes a brochure that relates many fascinating tidbits about the people who lived in the house and their impact on the area formerly known as "New Town."

Self-Guided House Tours

$5 Admission (7 and Under Free).

$10 Audio Tour with discounted prices for Seniors, Military, and Students.

Gaslamp Architectural Tour

The Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour takes place every Saturday at 11:00 AM and Thursday at 1:00 PM, rain or shine, starting at the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton, 410 Island Avenue. The tour includes architecturally significant structures of the 19th century from Old City Hall (1874) to the Romanesque style Keating Building (1890) to the Baroque Revival Louis Bank of Commerce (1888), along with fascinating stories of the people and characters that shaped the destiny of San Diego. The tour takes about two hours and includes a guided tour of the Davis-Horton House.

Adult Tickets are $20 with discounted prices for Seniors, Military, and Students.

Gaslamp Ghost Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp's haunted history with Davis-House historian, Sandee Wilhoit, who will recount ghostly happenings of the past...and of the present. Visit hotels, saloons, brothels and a long-ago funeral parlor, and end your tour inside the Gaslamp's most haunted edifice - the Davis-Horton House.

Adult Tickets are $20 with discounted prices for Seniors, Military, and Students.

Museum Gift Shop

At our charming museum gift shop one can purchase a wide variety of souvenirs and gifts. History and local books, soaps and lotions, children's toys and activitys, jewelry and scarves, etc! Discounted tickets for SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and Old Town Trolley Tours can also be purchased. Call for our current best prices!

What to Know:

  • Saturday Walking Tours are rain or shine. No reservations required!
  • Free parking (3 hours) is available at Horton Plaza, 3rd and G
  • Specialty Tours are available for groups with advance notice
  • Monthly Paranormal Investigations of the Davis House. Call for information!

Don't Miss:

  • Museum Store with historically inspired books, gifts and toys
  • Bum the Dog memorial statue (San Diego's official city dog) in the Pocket Park

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