GQHF offers many tours for our guests: from architectural and historical Children’s Tours, to Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tours, to tours of the Davis-Horton House, and to Ghost Tours and Paranormal Investigations. Our programs serve as educational tools that allow the Foundation to fulfill its mission of preserving the architecture, culture and history of the Gaslamp Quarter, while sharing San Diego’s amazing heritage along the way.

All tours begin or take place at the Davis-Horton House, 410 Island Avenue (at the corner of Fourth and Island Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Avenue, one block south of Market Street in the Gaslamp).

There are NO REFUNDS. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but a spot on the tour cannot be guaranteed if you do not buy tickets 24 hours in advance.   If the tour is in less than 24 hours please call 619-233-4692 for availability.

We also offer custom private tours that include Architectural, Red Light District, Wyatt Earp, and Japanese Historical.  Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us to craft the perfect tour for your group!  For information on these and other custom tours, contact the Museum, 619-233-4692 or [email protected]

Interested in a school tour or private tour? Click on the links for information on the programs we offer for school and adult groups.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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