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Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Gaslamp Museum

The Davis-Horton House, built in 1850, is the oldest house in San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter which is on the National Registry of Historic Places. 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" . The audio tour gives a more detailed description of the import of the Davis-Horton House in the history of early San Diego. Walking tours of the Gaslamp Quarter highlight the restored buildings of the 1880's to the 1920's.

Neighborhood: Downtown

410 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 233-4692
info@gaslampfoundation.org

Hours

Tuesdays- 10:00 AM to 4:00 - Private pre-booked self guided tours
Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Last tour 4:30) general admission self-guided tours
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Private guided tours of the Gaslamp Quarter are available with advanced notice. Please email info@gaslampfoundation.org to inquire.

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Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2022

Explore the oldest standing structure in downtown San Diego and learn about early life in New Town San Diego on a self-guided tour of the historic Davis-Horton House. This house was used as a military...

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Saturday Historical Gaslamp Walking Tour

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Feb 22 - ongoing

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Thursday Historical Gaslamp Walking Tour

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Feb 22 - ongoing

Opening a window to San Diego's past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

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Ghosts of the Gaslamp Walking Tour

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Feb 22 - ongoing

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp's haunted history with Davis-Horton House historian, Sandee Wilhoit, who will recount ghostly happenings of the past...and of the present. Visit hotels, saloons,...

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What to Know:

  • Self-Guided tours of the Davis-Horton House!
  • Walking Tours are rain or shine. Reservations Recommended
  • Ghosts of the Gaslamp Tour! Reservation Recommended.
  • Specialty Tours are available for groups with advance notice.
  • Paranormal Investigations of the Gaslamp Museum. 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

More Information

  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult

What to Know:

  • Self-Guided tours of the Davis-Horton House!
  • Walking Tours are rain or shine. Reservations Recommended
  • Ghosts of the Gaslamp Tour! Reservation Recommended.
  • Specialty Tours are available for groups with advance notice.
  • Paranormal Investigations of the Gaslamp Museum. 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

More Information

  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Audio
  • Self-guided
  • Walking

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