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Address: 3525 Seventh Ave., Northwest corner of Balboa Park at Balboa Dr. and Upas St., San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619 298 3142
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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: An example of Craftsman-style architecture, Marston House has an ample...
An example of Craftsman-style architecture, Marston House has an ample display of various styles of furniture.
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Fantastic chance to see Craftsman architecture in its original state.

As a finish carpenter and furniture builder that spends most of his time building Craftsman style homes and furnishings I was in hog heaven when we visited Marston House. What a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Independence, OR.
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

As a finish carpenter and furniture builder that spends most of his time building Craftsman style homes and furnishings I was in hog heaven when we visited Marston House. What a tremendous gift this was to the city of San Diego. If the names Gustav Stickley and Dirk Van Irp mean anything to you, then you owe it to yourself... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Others have said how great this house museum is, but what's happening right now, May 2015 is really special. There are over 70 original works of art displayed throughout the house, all depicting scenes of Balboa Park. Some of the artists are long dead and were internationally known (Albert Mitchell, Charles Friese) and others are contemporary artists, also well known.... More 

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Banning, Ca
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137 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited here, Garden is nice and house is well maintained and furnished well. First floor seems to be ADA compliant but second floor stairs to other areas may be a problem

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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199 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Perhaps I’m spoiled. I’ve been to many impressive historical homes owned by artists, statesmen and business moguls (e.g., the Mark Twain home, Hill-Stead, Olana, Molly Brown’s house and some by Frank Lloyd Wright) so I was a little bummed that the Marston House didn’t compare favorably. To give credit where it is due: (1) the grounds are very nice, and... More 

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Top Contributor
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65 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

First, let's start with my complaint about our tour guide. When they learned we were from the midwest twice they condescendly made comments or asked if we have an arts and craft scene in our area. Yes, we do and in fact we have homes like this! During the tour they also rushed through and only allowed a small number... More 

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munich
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Hard to find a parking spot, since the staff keeps the courtyard for their use. You might find a spot in the lanes cutting through Balboa Park. Do not expect to visit the house in 30 min, as soon as you arrive. The tours do not take place every 30 min, more likely every hour. I went there twice, in... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is located within balboa park. We visited here as a part of a field trip while i was going to school for interior design. A historical home with period furnishing and details typical of the arts and crafts style. If you are just visiting san diego i may skip this unless you are an avid architecture buff or feel... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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98 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is one of the very few American homes of the A&C period that is maintained inside and out as it was when it was built. The furnishings are "of the period" and were used by the "western branch" of the Marston family (yes, there is an eastern branch in New England). They were very successful, wealthy, and creative. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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44 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

One's experience at the Marston House appears to depend greatly on the quality of the guide. We were looking forward to the visit because we love the Arts and Crafts style, but had some concern because reviews of guides were uneven. Our guide was terrific and we greatly enjoyed the tour. The tour was a nice blend of information about... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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111 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This Arts-Crafts home on the Northern edge of Balboa Park is a hidden Gem. The gentleman who gave the tour was very knowledgeable about both the House and San Diego History. My wife and enjoyed the one hour tour and were very fortunate to be the only two guests on the tour. We were able to ask as many questions... More 

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