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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.


Six lighthouses have sent beam into or out of San Diego. We’ll take a look at these six, see lots of photographs borrowed from adult children of San Diego’s light keepers, and tell a tale or two of life for lighthouse families living on Point Loma. Enjoy a peek at the recent restoration of San Diego’s operational lighthouse.

Join us on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 7 pm for our next "History Talks!" Lecture with Writer, Historian, and Educator Karen Scanlon.

Scanlon has written extensively on the maritime history of San Diego, particularly of the lower Point Loma Lighthouse. She and her twin, Kim, are volunteers at Cabrillo National Monument and care for the lens and lantern in the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. The two co-authored the book, Lighthouses of San Diego.

Lectures are free for GQHF Members, $5 for the public.

Limited seating. Zoom simulcast will also be available!


Spend part of your morning with us taking a nice stroll around the lively Gaslamp Quarter! Our Historian will guide you as we take a look at some of the ornate and historically significant Victorian era Buildings in the district. This one block walking tour is ideal for everyone desiring to learn the history of the district and get a close-up look at the different architectural styles of the Gaslamp Quarter while avoiding a lengthy walk, standing for an extended period of time, and busy street crossings! The tour lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Wednesday, June 28th at 10:30 AM



Sunset Cliffs Park meanders along a mile and a half of San Diego’s coastline, beckoning tourists and locals alike. These stunning cliffs inspired Albert Spalding, sportsman and visionary, to create a park in 1915 for all to enjoy. Many have left their mark in the century since, including the mighty Pacific Ocean. John Mills, an enterprising land baron, restored the original park, only to have it fall into neglect during the Depression and World War II. It became a popular spot for pioneering surfers and divers in the postwar boom. The park’s colorful sunsets and landscape attracts artists, children and others that enjoy beauty.

This "History Talks!" Lecture has been postponed to Wednesday, OCTOBER 18th at 7 pm

Join us for our next "History Talks!" Lecture on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 pm. Manager Aditi Worcester and Archivist Kiera Sullivan from the San Diego County Archives team will talk about the archival records that can be found in the County’s new state-of-the-art Archives facility in Santee.

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Join the Gaslamp Museum for silver screen excitement. Thursday March 2 His Girl Friday Tickets must be pre-purchased.    


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


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


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


Join us for some Christmas cheer! Enjoy our special Holiday tour!  Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions originated or became popular during the Victorian Era? Step back in time to explore the festively decorated Davis-Horton House period rooms that bring to life different Victorian holiday traditions! 


Haunted Stories self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House focuses on the paranormal experiences of visitors and staff. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 4pm)  


  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!


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. Reservations are strongly suggested. Tours cannot be guaranteed without reservation. Please note before booking that there are NO REFUNDS. Interested in a Private tour? Please email [email protected] to inquire.