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Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
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Ranked #159 of 461 things to do in San Diego
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

I would visit again this house has great history so original very interesting to know how many different uses this house had and to think of many people died when it was a clinic.

Thank Choncha75
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stumbled onto this small house museum while taking a morning walk in the Gaslamp quarter. Museum entrance is in a charming brick courtyard, inviting people strolling by to stop and relax on the benches. Museum shop and exhibit of the 1892 Cabrillo Festival, celebrating the "discovery" of San Diego. Self guided tour of the house with a detailed brochure. Added bonus -- house was decorated for Christmas which added to the experience of learning about San Diego's history.

Thank Rdi2Go
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We visited and walked through the house prior to departing on the Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour. The house is full of history, and lots of cool items from years gone by. We followed by going on the walking tour, which was excellent. We got to see alot of places, and get to hear the story behind them, that without the tour, we never would have known. Would definitely reccomend both to someone new to SD, or just wanting to learn more about the evolution and growth of the city that has made it what it is today.

1  Thank slogrande
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

It is a very old house so... it is small - don't expect some huge museum.

Totally worth the visit. Each room represents a different period of when the house was used.

It's only 5 bucks, and it only takes a little while to go through.

Thank xJEFFROx
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

The William Heath Davis house is the oldest wooden structure in San Diego. It was shipped from Maine (around South America) as one of ten pre-fabricated homes. It has served as a residence, a military barracks, and a hospital. Its' 9 rooms are each decorated to represent a different period of time in the home's history. Rooms include a military room (1866), children's room (with old toys), a hospital room (pre-1900), a Victorian bedroom, and a study (complete with whiskey still). The house takes about 45 minutes to tour and costs $ 4. It is worth a quick visit. (One note - there are a lot of precious things within a child's reach....I would be careful of taking young children here.)

3  Thank aw0rld2travel
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