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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.

$12.00

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

$18.00

It’s the holiday season once again and the oldest House in the historic Gaslamp Quarter is decorated from floor to ceiling in Christmas cheer! We invite you to experience all the festive and enchanting holiday wonder of the Davis-Horton House in person on a Christmas-themed tour! Wednesday, December 8 at 1 pm  Thursday, December 16 at 6 pm (Candle light Tour) 

$15.00

It’s the holiday season once again and the oldest House in the historic Gaslamp Quarter is decorated from floor to ceiling in Christmas cheer! Many of the traditions we associate with Christmas as we know it today either originated or were made popular during the Victorian Era! We invite you to experience all the festive and enchanting holiday wonder of the Davis-Horton House from wherever you are with a virtual Christmas tour!   Thursday, December 2 at 11 am  Tuesday, December 21 at 6 pm (Candle light Tour) 

Join us for a Holiday tour of the Davis-Horton House! Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions originated or became popular during the Victorian Era? The holidays have always been a special time at the museum and our staff and volunteers always decorated the House in style for the holiday season but this year it is truly a sight to behold- virtually! Come along with your guide to explore the period rooms decorated to explore different Victorian Holiday traditions! As a special treat you will get to continue the fun at home with a  Davis-Horton House Victorian Christmas Tour PDF full of history, activities, and other surprises! All Tours are virtual over Zoom and include access to the exclusive Victorian Christmas Tour brochure (PDF) full of fun holiday history and activities! Tour is approximately 30 minutes. Weekday daytime tours (9am-4pm) : $40.00  Weekend daytime tours (Saturday/Sunday 9am-4pm): $50.00  Evening candle lit tour (5pm-7pm) : $60.00  Please email us at [email protected] to book your private zoom tour. Based on staff availability. Booking must be at least 24 hours in advance.  

$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

$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.