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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.

$0.00$25.00

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.

$8.00

Self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. THURSDAY (10am - 1pm), FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 4pm)

$20.00$60.00

Reserve a private viewing of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House for your family group! TUESDAY'S and WEDNESDAY'S ONLY

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$0.00$25.00

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.

New
$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!  

$0.00$25.00

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.

New
$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.    

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.  

$10.00

The moon is out and the veil is thin come hear ghostly tales of the spirits that reside within!  Many souls have passed in and out of the Davis-Horton House- the oldest standing edifice in downtown San Diego, and some believe these souls never left. In its 170-year history, the house has been used as [...]