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:

The Gaslamp Museum will be closed Saturday 12/24 at 1pm.

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..

*All tours can be booked on our tours page* 

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

 

Book a Tour

Davis-Horton House Tours

New
$15.00

Get into the "spirit" of the holiday season on a guided candlelit tour of the Davis-Horton House!

Follow your guide through each festively decorated room of the oldest House in the historic Gaslamp Quarter as they share the history of some beloved Christmas traditions and, in true Victorian fashion, a few ghostly tales!

Dates: 

Tuesday, December 13, at 7 pm

Thursday, December 22, at 4 pm

$8.00$12.00

Audio tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 5pm) The Gaslamp Museum will be closing at 1pm on Saturday 12/24.

$8.00

Self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 5pm) The Gaslamp Museum will be closing at 1pm on Saturday 12/24.

$20.00$60.00

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

Walking Tours

$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.

$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

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.  

$10.00

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) 

$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!

$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.    

$20.00

Join us for some Christmas cheer! Enjoy our special Holiday tour!  Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions originated or became popular during the Victorian Era? Step back in time to explore the festively decorated Davis-Horton House period rooms that bring to life different Victorian holiday traditions! 

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.