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Whaley House Museum

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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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+1 619-298-2482
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review is not for the museum. It's regarding purchasing tickets via this site. I bought two tickets through this site and they were not valid. My tickets cost me $10 each when originally they're $13. Whaley Museum has no business through Trip Advisor. It's...More

1  Thank Georgina F
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The Whaley house is an amazing piece of history. It used to be a home, court house, general store, theatre, etc. Throughout, shows us a glimpse of each of these. A must see when you're in San Diego

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We thought $13 was a little steep for a tour that was still in daylight when we were finished. We did the self-guided version, I don't know how much better it would have been to have a guide, regardless we didn't take any pictures and...More

1  Thank Ydnar
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Having been well aware of the Whaley House's reputation thanks to a lot of ghost-hunting shows, I had to pay a visit during my recent trip to San Diego. I didn't make the guided tour, so did a self guided one starting at 6:00 pm....More

1  Thank TOR_Diver
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Fun Fact ! As a direct descendant of Thomas Whaley i will tell you that this place was quite interesting ! I felt the presence of something there not of this world, maybe it was an old family member reaching out to connect or something...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This was a fun tour. Sadly didn’t see any ghosts but you learn a lot about the family and San Diego. I came here after seeing it on BuzzFeed unsolved so I knew most of it already.

Thank bradykatlyn
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have been to the Whaley house on several occasions years back and was very impressed so I thought that I would take my daughter and grandaughters who are visiting from VA to experience this attraction. Spent $10 per adult and $8 per child ...had...More

1  Thank Marina B
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I had been on this tour awhile back through the Ghosts & Gravestone Trolley Tour in San Diego and had a blast. The tour guide gave us some history and then gave us time to take in the moments while in the Whaley House. We...More

1  Thank ELHyman
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Oh my goodness, I love a good haunted house, and this one definitely gave me the chills (and it was a hot day!). It was easy to get entrance, just bought tickets day of at the facility and did the self guided tour. The docent...More

Thank pinkyknowsnaples
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The house itself is neat. We did not experience anything paranormal. Be aware that day tours are always self guided and night tours on certain days are also self guided. There will be NO tour guides and there is literally nothing in the house describing...More

1  Thank Katie H
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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
I believe that reservations are best.