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Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

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Address: 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6925
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+1 619-233-4692
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12:00 - 15:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Gaslamp Museum is open for self-guided tours and audio tours...

The Gaslamp Museum is open for self-guided tours and audio tours Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm. Housed in the Davis-Horton House, the museum educates guests about the rich history of both the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego. Explore the 1850s salt-box style home and the rotating exhibit in the basement gallery. Walking Tours of the Gaslamp Quarter are also offered. Historical and Architectural Walking Tours are Thursdays at 1pm and Saturdays at 11am. Ghosts of the Gaslamp Walking Tours are held Fridays at 5pm. Paranormal Investigations are held in the Davis-Horton House on a monthly basis.

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Fun Ghost Tour

Our team from work packed in a lot of activities in San Diego, and Sandee provided a fun Ghost Tour and included plenty of rich history as well. Ask away, whether it's ghost... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2017
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is San Diego's Downtown oldest surviving structure called the Davis -Horton House. As it is called the Gaslamp Museum we expected / assumed that it would have some info about the use of such lamps and the supply of gas before electricity was provided. We found / saw nothing readily on show except for about 2 non working lamps... More 

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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Our team from work packed in a lot of activities in San Diego, and Sandee provided a fun Ghost Tour and included plenty of rich history as well. Ask away, whether it's ghost related or purely historical, Sandee is a wealth of San Diego knowledge. I've been on many walking tours and she is one of those rare tour guides... More 

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Thank Stew R
Yorktown, Virginia
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126 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I signed up for the walking tour of the Gaslamp District that starts and ends in the Davis house. It was fascinating. Our guide led us for 90 minutes around the area, talking about its history and development, and pointing out architectural buildings of interest. The walking tour ends at the museum, which is a cool example... More 

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Columbus, Oh
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Sandee Wilhoit took us on a stroll around the neighborhood in the Gaslamp District and a room by room ghost search in the Davis-Horton House. We learned so much about San Diego history and heard many fun facts! Sandee knows so much about San Diego and tell such great stories about the past. We were sad to say goodbye but... More 

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Rye, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This a house that was built in the formative years of American establishment of San Diego. There were three families that occupied this house - one of whom (Horton) was the founder of the 'New Town' phase of the settlement of San Diego in the late 1800s. Well maintained house with many original owners period pieces as part of the... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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548 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Educational and fun dress-up opportunity for kids and adults. Terrific historical overview of the early history of San Diego. Both Davis and Horton are credited with the vision to develop the New Town of the area now known as San Diego. Although named for both men, Davis never lived in the historic home in New Town San Diego. It is... More 

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Thank RikiUSA
San Diego, California
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286 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The history talks at this museum are both informative and interesting. Recently, Wayne Donaldson spoke on the development of the Gaslamp Quarter at the nearby Horton Grand Hotel that he had reassembled on the site as a historic property. A talking dog greets you in the patio garden of this imported salt box house museum, and inside you'll find 19th... More 

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Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Nashville
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very interesting home. When you walk in you pay for your visit in the small gift shop room on the left. I recommend the 'pre-recorded' tour. Each room had a unique story, including the German spy in the attic. This home has regular paranormal investigations which in my opinion adds to boosting one's imagination when exploring the house alone. Very... More 

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Thank Penny L
Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

What a great find! One of the original homes in the Gaslamp area with a great many original items. Well furnished, clean and very informative. The welcome desk was very helpful -

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Phoenix, Arizona
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The tour with an audioguide for seniors is $8, but you don't really need the 30 minute auido guide. The house is a salt box style with an upstairs with bedrooms and bathroom. The period furnishings were displayed nicely. Plan on about 30 minutes total to walk through. The house was moved to this location, but fits nicely into the... More 

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