Hours & Location
***Holiday Hours and closures:
We are CLOSED Wednesday, January 1st. We will reopen at our regular hours on Thursday, January 2, 2020! Happy New Year!
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.
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The moon is full 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 169 year history, the house has been used [...]
Gaslamp Historical/Architectural Walking Tour Reservations MUST be made by 11:00 AM FRIDAY. Reservations made after 11:00 am Friday must be confirmed. Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This Walking [...]
Gaslamp Historical/Architectural Walking Tour Reservations MUST be made by 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY. Reservations made after 1:00 pm Wednesday must be confirmed. Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This walking [...]
Every Friday at 5:00 pm. Reservations MUST BE MADE BY 4:00 PM THURSDAY. Reservations made after 4:00 pm Thursday may not be honored. Sells out at 20 people.
Upcoming Investigations in 2020: February 29 April 25 June 27 August 29 October 24 Tour time: 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Davis-Horton House: Alive with Spirits from the Past? Find out for yourself on an after-hours Paranormal Investigation! Touted by many as, “the most haunted house in the Gaslamp Quarter,” the Davis-Horton House has become a highly [...]
Please reserve tour at least 24 hours ahead of scheduled time. Please confirm tour if scheduled less than 24 hours ahead of time. Hit the streets- and this time, the bars!- of the Gaslamp. Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding New Town San Diego, now downtown, the combination historical tour and [...]