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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.


Join us foolish mortals when the veil is thin and the spirits are waking for a night of frightfully fun activities!  Friday the 13th at the Gaslamp Museum will open the doors to downtown San Diego's most haunted building for a night of ghastly delights. Explore the paranormal by learning about popular spirit hunting methods, hear ghost stories straight from those who've lived them, grab a photo looking your ghoulish best, and perhaps even find out what your future holds.... All this and more spooky surprises throughout the night!


Dimly lit corridors and the light of the moon set the ambiance for an evening tour of the historic Davis-Horton House.
Many souls have passed in and out of the oldest standing edifice in downtown San Diego, and some believe these souls never left. In its 173 year history, the house has been used as a boarding house, private residence, military barracks, county hospital, and even has some Prohibition and espionage history! Join us on a Candlelight tour and hear stories of past residents and present visits from the beyond!
Tuesday, October 24th at 7 pm


The Davis-Horton House: Alive with Spirits from the Past?   Find out for yourself on an after-hours Paranormal Investigation!  Touted by many as, “the most haunted house in the Gaslamp Quarter,” the Davis-Horton House has become a highly popular place for investigating paranormal activities! Classic and modern ghost hunting devices will be used. Join your hosts for an evening of mystery and intrigue!


Historical self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 5pm) Final Tours encouraged 30 minutes before closing.  


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 - 5pm) Final Tours 30 minutes before closing.


Haunted Stories self-guided tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House focuses on the paranormal experiences of visitors and staff. The Gaslamp Museum will be open from 2PM-5PM on Friday October 13th. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY (10am - 5pm)  


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 month learn the history of Sunset Cliffs Park with author Kathy Blavatt.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 18th at 7 pm

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

Limited seating. Zoom simulcast will also be available!


Join the Gaslamp Museum for frightening flicks Thursdays in October! pre-purchased tickets highly recommended. House on Haunted Hill- 10/5 Carnival of Souls- 10/12 City of the Dead- 10/19 The Corpse Vanishes- 10/26    


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! 


  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.