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Spreckels Organ Pavilion

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Address: 1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1661
Phone Number: 619 702 8138
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Description: The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This...
The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This organ with 4,518 pipes, was a gift from the Spreckels brothers to the city of San Diego on January 1, 1914. Come visit for a free concert every Sunday at 2pm and afterwards you are invited inside the building to view the pipe chambers and historic photo gallery.
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Who would miss a FREE concert?!?

Historical, entertaining, and FREE all in a gorgeous, scenic location. It's definitely a must see if you are in the area!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Historical, entertaining, and FREE all in a gorgeous, scenic location. It's definitely a must see if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Every Sunday afternoon at 2 pm there is an organ concert. During the summer months they hold special performances on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. The concerts are a lot of fun - music is energizing for all music tastes. The Civic Organist, Carol Williams, is very interesting to listen to. She has stories to tell throughout the performance. Plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Full disclosure.... I'm an organist. However, this is certainly not a requirement. In fact, it's a perfect chance for someone who's never heard an organ before to enjoy popular music, showtunes, original melodies, and more on one of the world's largest instruments in a unique outdoor setting full of history in the heart of San Diego. The concerts are free,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What a great way to spend an evening. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings in the Summer, enjoy free concerts and a romantic date experience. Bring a blanket, fruit, and drinks and sit on the northern lawn away from the crowds down in the benches. The San Diego Spreckles Organ Pavillion is a must-see in San Diego.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have seen the Speckles organ pavilion a few times and wasn't ever able to be in town for the concert. So this time when we planned our itinerary I was really excited to add it to our trip. The thing is....the music sounded horrible. It was like off tempo and out of tune carnival music. I stayed through half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were in San Diego for 3 days and luckily it was over the weekend. The organ at Balboa Park was well worth the visit. We were there early November last year and they were working on upgrades to the organ so the facade was off. I can only say that the sound was incredible and even the organist Dr.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a treat to hear this outstanding instrument! The seating is, however, totally in the sun with the only shade to be had either on the outside edges of the venue or by renting an umbrella. We were baking, so we left after the first half. It was primarily classical music to that point which was fine with us. It... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Our 100 year old Spreckels organ is managed by the Spreckels Organ Society. Sunday from 2 to 3pm are free concerns year-round. Special events are frequent and well worth attending.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Those appreciating interesting musical experiences will enjoy the Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park. There is a Sunday concert from 13:00-14:00 (1pm-2pm) 52 weeks a year, rain or shine. There are also Monday evening concerts from late June to the end of August. People from all over the world drop by while in Balboa Park on a Sunday afternoon to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I recently checked out a pipe organ concert between museum visits at Balboa Park. The music was pretty good, but I happen to be drawn to these great instruments after working summers at an organ factory (Austin, the maker of this pipe organ) during my college years. If you’re visiting Balboa Park on a Sunday I would recommend setting aside... More 

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Additional Information about Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Address: 1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1661
Phone Number: 619 702 8138
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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