Hours & Location

Museum:

Gaslamp Museum
at the Davis-Horton House
410 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
Call Us (619) 233-4692

Hours:

The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House is open!

Museum Hours:

Tuesday-Wednesday- Pre-booked private family tours 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday- General Admission self-guided tours 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

*All tours can be booked on our tours page* 

Administrative Office:
Tuesday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

 

Book a Tour

$18.00

It’s the holiday season once again and the oldest House in the historic Gaslamp Quarter is decorated from floor to ceiling in Christmas cheer! We invite you to experience all the festive and enchanting holiday wonder of the Davis-Horton House in person on a Christmas-themed tour! Wednesday, December 8 at 1 pm  Thursday, December 16 at 6 pm (Candle light Tour) 

$8.00

Self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. THURSDAY (10am - 1pm), FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 4pm)

$20.00$60.00

Reserve a private viewing of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House for your family group! TUESDAY'S and WEDNESDAY'S ONLY

$0.00$25.00

Take a tour with one of our docents and learn the history of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter through the stories of the beautiful Victorian buildings that adorn the district.

$0.00$25.00

Take a tour with one of our docents and learn the history of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter through the stories of the beautiful Victorian buildings that adorn the district.

Please email the museum at [email protected] or leave us a message at 619-233-4692 with the amount of participants and your top three day/time combinations. Tours must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Please see below for tour information.

$0.00$25.00

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp’s haunted history with Davis-Horton House historian, Sandee Wilhoit, who will recount ghostly happenings of the past...and of the present. Visit hotels, saloons, brothels and a long-ago funeral parlor, and end your tour INSIDE the Gaslamp’s most haunted edifice - the Davis-Horton House.

$40.00

Paranormal Investigations are currently on hiatus. Please join us for Ghostly Tales virtual to hear about the experiences staff have had working in the house.

Virtual tours

$12.00

Tour the Gaslamp Museum’s Christmas decorations and learn about the Victorian origins of many popular Christmas traditions. Video available immediately after purchase. Tour Length: 9 minutes

$15.00

It’s the holiday season once again and the oldest House in the historic Gaslamp Quarter is decorated from floor to ceiling in Christmas cheer! Many of the traditions we associate with Christmas as we know it today either originated or were made popular during the Victorian Era! We invite you to experience all the festive and enchanting holiday wonder of the Davis-Horton House from wherever you are with a virtual Christmas tour!   Thursday, December 2 at 11 am  Tuesday, December 21 at 6 pm (Candle light Tour) 

Join us for a Holiday tour of the Davis-Horton House! Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions originated or became popular during the Victorian Era? The holidays have always been a special time at the museum and our staff and volunteers always decorated the House in style for the holiday season but this year it is truly a sight to behold- virtually! Come along with your guide to explore the period rooms decorated to explore different Victorian Holiday traditions! As a special treat you will get to continue the fun at home with a  Davis-Horton House Victorian Christmas Tour PDF full of history, activities, and other surprises! All Tours are virtual over Zoom and include access to the exclusive Victorian Christmas Tour brochure (PDF) full of fun holiday history and activities! Tour is approximately 30 minutes. Weekday daytime tours (9am-4pm) : $40.00  Weekend daytime tours (Saturday/Sunday 9am-4pm): $50.00  Evening candle lit tour (5pm-7pm) : $60.00  Please email us at [email protected] to book your private zoom tour. Based on staff availability. Booking must be at least 24 hours in advance.  

New
$15.00

Do you know where you can still see the marble imprints from years of people waiting at a bank? Did you know the San Diego Zoo started in a basement in the Gaslamp? Do you know which building had underground tunnels leading towards the bay? Or where Stingree Hooch was being distilled? Find out all this and more with our Business, Banks, and Booze tour for the Gaslamp in the 1920s!  

New
$10.00

Take a look inside the oldest building in Downtown San Diego! Our newest tour allows you to explore the Davis-Horton House even when it's closed. Learn about the history of the building and its residents from William Heath Davis to modern time. If you miss exploring the historic rooms or want to visit for the first time, this tour is for you!  

Please email the museum at [email protected] or leave us a message at 619-233-4692 with the amount of participants and your top three day/time combinations. Tours must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Please see below for tour information.    

Please email the museum at [email protected] or leave us a message at 619-233-4692 with the amount of participants and your top three day/time combinations. Tours must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.  

$10.00

The moon is out and the veil is thin come hear ghostly tales of the spirits that reside within!  Many souls have passed in and out of the Davis-Horton House- the oldest standing edifice in downtown San Diego, and some believe these souls never left. In its 170-year history, the house has been used as [...]

Welcome to GQHF

The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) provides San Diego residents and visitors with museum exhibits, programs and tours offered through the Davis-Horton House, the oldest residence in the Gaslamp Quarter. GQHF also hosts popular annual events including the Children’s Fall Back Festival and ShamRock.

Explore our website to learn more about the Gaslamp’s history and the Foundation, which is tasked with safeguarding the heritage of this nationally designated historic district.