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Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6925
+1 619-233-4692
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The Gaslamp Museum is open for self-guided tours and audio tours Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm. Housed in the Davis-Horton House, the museum educates guests about the rich history of both the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego. Explore the 1850s salt-box style home and the rotating exhibit in the basement gallery. Walking Tours of the Gaslamp Quarter are also offered. Historical and Architectural Walking Tours are Thursdays at 1pm and Saturdays at 11am. Ghosts of the Gaslamp Walking Tours are held Fridays at 5pm. Paranormal Investigations are held in the Davis-Horton House on a monthly basis.
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410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6925
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+1 619-233-4692
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

GO GO GO! Don't walk, run! It is so creepy and eerie but is a MUST. Do the audio tour. It's worth it. Helps with the history of the house and people that lived there. I'm highly sensitive to paranormal activity. I came here around...More

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

We did this house tour and the Chinese Historical Museum. Lots of interesting facts of San Diego and the people who built the city. Good value to do the tours at the same time, saved on parking and easy walk from one to the other....More

Thank Sissy581
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Back in the 1850's William H. Davis had a dream to build a city in his "New Town" at about the location of Market Street & State Street (not all that far from the Santa Fe Depot) and he ordered this New England "salt box"...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Stumbled across this while walking around and LOVED it! Only $5 for a self-guided tour. I liked being free to roam about on my own time. Lots of fascinating history, whether you like to read or just look at artifacts. I learned a great deal...More

Thank 265nat
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We did not arrive in time for the waking tour and just did the self guided tour through the house. This helped us understand a little about local history as well as life in the west in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Definitely try...More

Thank Jojoroark R
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

With every season change the Gaslamp Museum reaches out to the community with special, free events. On Dec. 10 during the afternoon, you could tour the museum, enjoy hot cider and cookies in the garden, and/or participate in or watch the pet parade -- all...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We just finished the 90-minute Saturday morning walking tour of the Gaslight District with John (aka “Alonzo Horton”) as our very knowledgeable guide. We got a brief overview of the founding of San Diego, mainly driven by the real Mr. Horton in the mid-1800s. It...More

Thank indymama1
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This was a nice Walk from our hotel. We purchase the tickets for this and the Chinese museum jointly. The cost for both of them was eight dollars per person. Maybe took us 30 minutes to go through it. I do love history and antiques....More

Thank KBMinnesota49
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

It's always fun to visit this house museum that had many uses including as a hospital in the "new town" of San Diego founded by "Father" Alonzo Horton. In addition tot he touring the house, seeing a special exhibit and/or shopping in the small gift...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We had a few hours in morning before our flight so walked the few blocks and paid the $5 each to do a self guided tour. they had a pamphlet that described each room and the lowest level had more info on inhabitants. The wallpaper...More

Thank pug180
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