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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.

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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 [...]

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From 1930 to 1947, poet, artist, and author Marshal South and his family lived on Ghost Mountain—a remote, waterless, windswept mountaintop in Blair Valley on the western edge of the Colorado Desert, now part of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Over a period of nine of those years, South chronicled his family’s controversial primitive and natural lifestyle through monthly articles written for Desert Magazine. His articles were the reality entertainment of the day—a sort of early version of Survivor with thousands of readers awaiting the next installment.

Join us as Author and Historian Diana Lindsay delves into the backstory of this fascinating book and shares insight into the South Family's life on the remote Ghost Mountain.

Seating Limited.

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$15.00

  Video Length: 12 minutes and 14 seconds Available immediately after purchase.  Please read purchase notes for video password. Interested in learning even more or seeing the sites in person? Contact us for a private Wyatt Earp walking tour!

$10.00

Tour the Gaslamp Museum’s Christmas decorations and learn about the Victorian origins of many popular Christmas traditions. Video available immediately after purchase. Tour Length: 9 minutes

$8.00

Self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 5pm)

$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.

$15.00

Do you know where you can still see the marble imprints from years of people waiting at a bank? Did you know the San Diego Zoo started in a basement in the Gaslamp? Do you know which building had underground tunnels leading towards the bay? Or where Stingree Hooch was being distilled? Find out all this and more with our Business, Banks, and Booze tour for the Gaslamp in the 1920s!  

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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.

$10.00

Take a look inside the oldest building in Downtown San Diego! Our newest tour allows you to explore the Davis-Horton House even when it's closed. Learn about the history of the building and its residents from William Heath Davis to modern time. If you miss exploring the historic rooms or want to visit for the first time, this tour is for you!  

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.

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.