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Now a museum and state historical landmark, this is one of only two California houses recognized by the U.S. Commerce Department as being haunted.
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2476 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2730
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in to ghost hunting. Like all houses like this I suggest you take the tour. In the self guided tour a lot of info about the haunting is left out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always interesting to see historical sites. The woman working during my visit was more busy watching my son than teaching about the history. May not be a place to bring children or teens unless they are the kind that stay by your immediate side the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting premise, with the historical home and ghost stories but our tour guide was giving his first tour and he left a lot to be desired! If you get Alex, wait for a tour by Molly or Brandon - the Victorian Millennial. They were much...More

1  Thank Lizlaw875
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall I enjoyed the self guided tour it was a bit over priced but the staff was informative. I really enjoyed learning about the history.

1  Thank Eva G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Personally, I always try to patronize museums, tours, and places keeping real history alive for people today. While in Old Town, I knew I wanted to check this place out. I thought the price was fair given how expensive everything in San Diego is. I...More

Thank Rachel548
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The most haunted house in America? I don't think so. Our tour guide, though extremely nice and dressed in period costume, lacked the necessary storytelling skills to make a tour of this sort interesting. Bless his heart, he kept repeating himself and a lot of...More

Thank dlg127
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I'm a sucker for historical buildings. This little tour was informative, our guide was "in character" and the items in the home were something to see. It is touted as "Haunted" and strange blurry pictures on our phones afterward gave us quite a thrill. My...More

1  Thank Mandie S
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This was a fun, quick activity in a cool area of town! I did an evening tour of the house, and it was a lot of fun in the candlelight- pretty creepy! The tour guides dress up in period costumes, and have great stories to...More

Thank Elena F
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I went to this museum with my son while on vacation and per the recommendation of the our hotel's concierge. For the historical aspects, it was quite interesting; however, I thought the price was high since it is a self-guided tour and takes only about...More

Thank NoStopSigns
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Whaley house was on my top places to see in San Diego, mostly because of Ghost Adventures. Prices were cheap for the area. Tour guide was ok. He forgot lots of important facts and apparently didn’t like it when history nerds questioned his comments. I...More

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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
I believe that reservations are best.