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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.


The Ghosts of the Gaslamp Tour is currently on hiatus.  Please email us at [email protected] to inquire about future availability



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 [...]


Our Saturday Walking Tour is currently on hiatus. If you are interested in booking a private tour for your family group (4-6 people) please email us at [email protected].


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 [...]


The Moonlight Tour is currently on hiatus.  Please email us at [email protected] to inquire about future availability


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 [...]