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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. 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" . 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 Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 233-4692
info@gaslampfoundation.org

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 to 3:30 PM

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Kids Go Free to the Gaslamp Museum

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

Children 12 and under receive free entry to the Gaslamp Museum at the ASlamp Museum at the  Davis-Horton House with the full price paid admission of at least one accompanying adult. Valid for 2...

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Saturday Historical Gaslamp Walking Tour

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Jan 30, 2017 - ongoing

Tour architecturally significant structures of the period from Old City Hall to the Romanesque style Keating Building and hear the fascinating stories of the people and characters that shaped the...

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Thursday Historical Gaslamp Walking Tour

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Jan 30, 2017 - 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
Jan 30, 2017 - ongoing

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp's haunted history. Visit hotels, saloons, brothels and a long-ago funeral parlor, and end your tour inside the Gaslamp's most haunted edifice - the Davis-Horton...

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Alonzo Horton Exhibit

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Jun 15 - ongoing

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival that would change San Diego's history forever. On April 17, 1867 Alonzo Horton arrived on a ship from San Francisco and saw in the dusty fields the...

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Paranormal Investigation of the Davis-Horton House

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Sep 30, 2017

Be prepared to work with San Diego Ghost Hunters, a professional paranormal research team, in conducting an on-site investigation. Touted by many as, "The Most Haunted House in the Gaslamp!" The...

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Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Tour

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Oct 20, 2017

The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new guided walking tour. Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Town San Diego, now...

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Halloween Paranormal Investigation!

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Oct 31, 2017

Legend has it that the boundary between this world and the next is thinnest on Halloween night. Join the Gaslamp Museum and the San Diego Ghost Hunters for an extra special Paranormal...

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Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Nov 5, 2017

Perfect event for children and families! Kids will experience a cross-section of what life was like before the age of television, computers and cell phones.

What to Know:

  • Thursday and Saturday Walking Tours are rain or shine. Reservations Recommended
  • Friday Ghosts of the Gaslamp Tour! Every Friday at 5pm. Reservation Recommended.
  • Specialty Tours are available for groups with advance notice.
  • Monthly Paranormal Investigations of the Gaslamp Museum. Call for information!
  • Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Historical Pub and Walking Tour, Monthly!

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

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly

What to Know:

  • Thursday and Saturday Walking Tours are rain or shine. Reservations Recommended
  • Friday Ghosts of the Gaslamp Tour! Every Friday at 5pm. Reservation Recommended.
  • Specialty Tours are available for groups with advance notice.
  • Monthly Paranormal Investigations of the Gaslamp Museum. Call for information!
  • Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Historical Pub and Walking Tour, Monthly!

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

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

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