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Notable Women of the Gaslamp- Walking Tour

In celebration of the the re-opening of our Gallery and “Notable Women” Exhibit, our Historian Sandee Wilhoit will lead a special Notable Women of the Gaslamp Walking Tour highlighting some of the historic buildings with a connection to the women featured in the exhibit.   The dates for these tours are:   Tuesday, August 20th at […]

“Live! The Colorful Characters of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter!”

Known by many names like “Rabbitville”,“New Town,” and the “Stingaree,” San Diego’s “Gaslamp Quarter” as it is known today has a varied and storied past. Join us on Wednesday, July 10th at 7 PM for our next “History Talks!” Lecture and see the colorful history of the Gaslamp brought to life by our very own […]

Street Scene: The Music Festival that Transformed the Gaslamp Quarter.

History Talks Gaslamp Museum

For 25 years “Street Scene” was San Diego’s oldest and largest annual music festival bringing together a variety of musicians from diverse genres performing for San Diegans to enjoy. It began in the historic Gaslamp Quarter in 1984 and grew, eventually moving to different venues around town before returning to its roots in downtown. Join […]

The Rise of Lemon Grove in the Second Gold Rush.

Nestled approximately 10 miles East of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the city of Lemon Grove is home to about 26,000 residents, boasts “the best climate on earth,” and prominently displays a very large fruit monument in homage to its unique historical roots. Join us for our next History Talks! Lecture on Wednesday, April 10th at […]

History Talks! Lecture Series: Patrolling the Stingaree

“You are entering the Stingaree District. This area is known to be populated by anarchist, confidence men, cut throats, shady ladies, hop heads, perverts, and thieves. You are responsible for your own safety…” This was part of an actual notice posted on January 15th, 1913 by order of Police Chief Keno Wilson to warn anyone […]

History Talks! Lecture Series: Romantic Victorians: Dating, Marriage, and Love.

Gaslamp Museum Lecture

Looking for a Valentine? Maybe the Victorians can help! Join us for our next History Talks! Lecture as Sandee Wilhoit, GQHF Historian, and Jamie Laird, GQHF Visitor Services Coordinator, delve into the intricate customs and traditions surrounding dating, marriage, and love in the Victorian Era. Become versed in the strict courting rules, elaborate Victorian flirting […]

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Tour

Our newest guided tour to 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 pub crawl explores the historic Gaslamp District. Follow your guide back in time to hear about the Gaslamp […]