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]
Join us, virtually, in welcoming a new season with an afternoon of delightful tea and Victorian floriography! Tune in through Zoom as our staff guides you through the Victorian Language of Flowers! After our presentation, you will be ready to create a beautiful bouquet and more floral crafts with personal, heartfelt meaning to adorn your [...]
Dim the lights, log on via zoom, and enjoy as we take you inside what many believe to be the most haunted house in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Your guide will show you various paranormal investigation tools and take you on an exploration of a couple of the rooms in the museum where people have claimed to experience paranormal phenomena.
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!
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!
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 [...]
This month, come hear never before told tales of the Davis-Horton House's ghostly visitors from the people who know it best- the Staff of the Gaslamp Museum. For three evening's this October, join one of your hosts; Jamie, Rhiannon, or Sandee as they bring you (virtually) into the House and tell you of their own experiences of unexplained happenings, ghostly sightings, and more.