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

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday- General Admission self-guided tours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

AUGUST HOURS: Saturdays 10:45am to 5:45pm.

MUSEUM CLOSED 8/13 at 2pm for private event

*All tours can be booked on our tours page* 

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

 

Book a Tour

$0.00$5.00

Join us for our next "History Talks!" Lecture with Cindy Stankowski Executive Director of the San Diego Archaeological Center. Hear the stories of the people from a variety of ethnically diverse backgrounds who lived and worked in downtown San Diego's Block 112 during the early days of New Town.
Stankowski will talk about the importance of archeological evidence in piecing together clues that bring to life their every day struggles, and ambitions.
When: August 17, 2022 at 7 pm
Where: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis- Horton House
Lectures are $5 for the General Public and free for GQHF Members.

$0.00$5.00

Extra! Extra! Hear all about it! The San Diego Union Tribune has been chronicling the happenings in San Diego since 1868 and the story of how it formed is in itself quite newsworthy! From its origins in Old Town, to its role in shaping New Town San Diego learn about the history of The San Diego Union Tribune.
Join us in person or virtually on Wednesday, July 20th at 7 pm for our next "History Talks!" Lecture! Our Historian Sandee Wilhoit and Visitor Services Coordinator Jamie Laird will delve into the whirlwind history of the beginnings of Journalism in early San Diego!

$8.00

Self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 5pm) AUGUST: Saturdays 10:45am to 5:45pm. MUSEUM CLOSED 8/13 at 2pm for private event

$20.00$60.00

Reserve a private viewing of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House for your family group! TUESDAY'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.     This tour is open to the public but reservations are strongly suggested. Tours cannot be guaranteed if no reservation is made.  Please note before booking that there are NO REFUNDS. Interested in a Private tour? Please email [email protected] to inquire.

$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.   This tour is open to the public but reservations are strongly suggested. Tours cannot be guaranteed if no reservation is made. Please note before booking that there are NO REFUNDS. Interested in a Private tour? Please email [email protected] to inquire.

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.   The tour takes place rain or shine. Reservations are strongly recommended but please note before booking that there are NO REFUNDS.  

Virtual tours

New
$15.00

  Video Length: 12 minutes and 14 seconds Available immediately after purchase.  Please read purchase notes for video password. Interested in learning even more or seeing the sites in person? Contact us for a private Wyatt Earp walking tour!

$10.00

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

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!  

$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.    

$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.