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Address: 2476 San Diego Avenue, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone Number: 619-298-2482
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Description: Now a museum and state historical landmark, this is one of only two...
Now a museum and state historical landmark, this is one of only two California houses recognized by the U.S. Commerce Department as being haunted.
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Spooky

We were greeted at the entrance by someone dressed in character. You can walk from room to room as a self-guided tour and a sheet of paper describing what was in each room. Most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Calgary, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I was more interested in the historical significance of this mansion. Considering the era it was built, this place would have been a spectacle.

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Mill Creek, Washington, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

First the caveat - we used the San Diego Go Cards to visit the Whaley House so it was included in our overall expense. If you have a Go Card, are in Old Town, and can spare 10 minutes go ahead and check out the Whaley House. At $6 per adult the Whaley House tour translates to about $36/hour for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

informative and fun for adults and kids!!!took my 4year old son and 9year brother and they had a blast!!!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We were greeted at the entrance by someone dressed in character. You can walk from room to room as a self-guided tour and a sheet of paper describing what was in each room. Most of the rooms were blocked off by glass, so you couldn't actually walk "into" most of the rooms. It was interesting. Our 8 and 6-yr old... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

I have recently come to the San Diego area on business for several months and since I enjoy the paranormal, I chose to check out the Whaley House. Since my first visit on April 13, 2012, which happened to also be Friday the 13th, I cannot seem to get enough. I have a Fuji digital camera and the photos I... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

If you're in Old Town don't miss visiting the Whaley House. The house definitely has a strange atmosphere and it was interesting hearing about the experiences of the people who work there. Learning the history of the house was a bonus.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We visited on April 10, 2012. We did catch an image on our digital camera. We asked one of the employees and she saw it also. Well worth our money.

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Southern California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We had seen the Whaley House listed as the #1 haunted place on the Travel Channel's most haunted places in the U.S. Since we're amateur ghost hunters and live only about a hundred miles away, we thought we'd try a little ghost hunting, but were disappointed in that aspect once again. We had a very good and interesting museum tour... More 

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Riverside, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This was such a fun tour. There is so much history in this house. The location is in Old Town San Diego, Ca. If you are in San Diego, this is a must see tour.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The Whaley House is rumored to be one of the most haunted houses in America. Living in San Diego, I have visited the Whaley House many, many times. Only twice have I experienced anything which might be considered by some to be "paranormal". Now, I believe in ghosts and all of that, but I would think that "one of the... More 

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