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“History Talks!” Lecture : Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 7 PM

Take a virtual road trip with us up the California Coast to Casa Romantica in the seaside town of San Clemente! Overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, Casa Romantica is a classic Spanish Colonial Revival-style Cultural Center and Garden. Built in 1927, it was once the home of Ole Hanson, the Founder of the city of […]

Fall Back Festival

FALL BACK 2020 Is going Virtual! On November 1 at 11 AM join us on Facebook Live as we kick off our annual family-friendly Fall Back Festival virtually! For twenty years the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation has hosted Fall Back Festival, a family-friendly street faire that celebrates the history and culture of the Gaslamp Quarter. […]

Ghostly Tales with the GQHF Staff this spooky season

One of the most common questions we get from our guests at the museum is, “Is the House haunted?”  At 170 years old, the oldest standing structure in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter the Davis-Horton House does have its share of strange and unusual tales! Throughout its history the house has served as a pre-civil […]

“History Talks!” Lecture : Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7 PM

Founded in 1769 by Junípero Serra, Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first of 21 missions in Alta California. Locally, with names like the “Padres” to “Mission Federal Credit Union” there is no doubt that the influence of the missions in San Diego is prevalent to this day.  Join us on September 30th at […]

The Kumeyaay-Diegueño People of Southern California: History and Culture from Pre-Contact to the Present.

For thousands of years the Kumeyaay-Diegueño people have called this region of Southern California home. Join us on Wednesday, March 11th at 7 PM for our next “History Talks!” Lecture featuring Director of the Barona Cultural Museum Laurie Egan-Hedley as she shares with us the vibrant history of the Kumeyaay-Diegueño people from pre-contact to the […]

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 […]