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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.

Davis-Horton House Tours

Movies at the Museum

$10.00

Join the Gaslamp Museum for haunting nights of silver screen frights    

$12.00$15.00

Follow your guide through a dimly-lit Victorian-era House and hear stories of past residents and present visits from the beyond on an evening candlelight tour of downtown San Diego’s most historic- and possibly most haunted- House!

$0.00$5.00

There are many stories alive and well in a cemetery! Cemeteries are a place of reverence, and contain valuable historical resource revealing a lot about the city around them. Mount Hope Cemetery, established in 1869, is the final resting place for over 76,000 dearly departed, many of them notable residents of San Diego. Join us [...]

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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$12.00

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

$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

$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.     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!  

$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.   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.

$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.   The tour takes place rain or shine. Reservations are strongly recommended but please note before booking that there are NO REFUNDS.