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Spreckels Organ Pavilion

1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-702-8138
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The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This organ with 4,518 pipes, was a gift from the Spreckels brothers to the city of San Diego on January 1, 1914. Come visit for a free concert every Sunday at 2pm and afterwards you are invited inside the building to view the pipe chambers and historic photo gallery.
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1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-702-8138
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Balboa Park, there are free organ concerts on Sunday. Sadly I was visiting the park during the week. Maybe next time.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were privileged to enjoy a wonderful concert performed on this HUGE pipe organ at this gorgeous pavilion on a warm summer evening! This location is within Balboa Park.The performers were a couple from Japan who have been residing in Texas for the past 20...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in Balboa Park in a Sunday, don't miss the free concert on the Spreckels Organ. We visited on a day when there were several guest performers playing other instruments. This is really quite a treat arrive early, bring snacks and drinks, most...More

1  Thank JBK33928
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Give it a walk by you won't be disappointed. Wish I could have heard an organ concert but the timing didn't work.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place to listen to the organ concert. Nice that it is free too. Music was a terrific mix of Souza, and a nice variety. Sorry I can't remember more. Glad I went and listened.

1  Thank 52607Smiling
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Inside Balboa Park is a beautiful space with outdoor seating and free concerts on Sundays. The pipe organ is huge. It sits behind a massive door that get rolled up on concert day. There is a brief historical discussion and then about an hour long...More

1  Thank lovetohike1111
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is a huge pipe organ. The pipes were available to see on Sunday afternoon for a free concert. The volunteers give a history and play pieces that show the organ's full range of ability. The sound is amazing! There is plenty of outdoor seating....More

1  Thank CRMyers
Reviewed 5 February 2017

On Sundays they have a free concert that lasts just over a hour. the concert was great and it is impressive in the quality of the sound the organ plays. Really enjoyed the sound of music medley. The pavilion is very nice and seating was...More

Thank avgjoey
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Went here Christmas Day and enjoyed a very nice Organ concert (free of charge) under sunny Californian sky! Its a must to visit this place and to enjoy the the Organ music. Can recommend this place to anyone and definitely will return here...

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Every Sunday afternoon, the City treats visitors and locals to a free concert played on the Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. Sit back in the provided seats, grab an umbrella for sun shade in the summer, or just work on...More

1  Thank Eva Lynne B
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Terri P
25 March 2017|
Response from 52607Smiling | Reviewed this property |
1:45 is plenty of time. Give yourself 20 minutes ahead of time if you're going to be parking.