Author Archives: Gaslamp Foundation

San Diego ShamROCK 2020

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!  Enter Code GQHF to receive $5 off GA or code GQHFVIP for $10 off VIP! Saturday, March 14, 2020 Everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day! Don’t Miss the MOST ROCKIN’ St. Patrick’s Day  Celebration in Southern California: ShamROCK 2020! Party with a Purpose! Did you know the GQHF has been producing and benefiting from […]

February is Museum Month in San Diego!

February is Museum Month! Pick up a San Diego Museum Month pass at participating San Diego area libraries, Macy’s stores or Hilton hotels to receive half-price admission to The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and more than 40other museums February 1-29, 2020.  For more information on participating libraries and museums visit the San Diego […]

Adult Education Programs at the GQHF

History in Your Community The GQHF  is happy to bring the history of the Gaslamp Quarter straight into your community! Seven Colorful Characters of the Gaslamp Alonzo Horton’s Houses and Spouses  Women of the Gaslamp The Spy in the Attic  Suffragettes in San Diego  Architecture in the Gaslamp Boom-Build-Bust: The History of the Gaslamp  A […]

Education Programs at the GQHF

The Gaslamp Museum offers a range of school programs that can be adapted from preschool through high school. Each program has been designed to highlight an important aspect of the Gaslamp and Downtown San Diego’s history. The Davis-Horton House is a time capsule of early San Diego living history. All tour rates are based on a minimum […]

Dead Center in the Old Red-light District

The Marin Hotel 1888 552 Fifth Avenue Architectural Style: Victorian Architect: Unknown John Nelson Young arrived in San Diego in 1869 aboard the steamship Orizaba from San Francisco. He immediately started a furniture and undertaking business with his brothers in a small wooden building on “H” Street (now Market St.) near Fifth Avenue known as […]