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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 via mobile

Attending a performance at the 100+ year old Spreckels Organ Pavilion is really a must do activity for visitors (& it is much enjoyed by local residents too :). The enormous organ is played by an array of talented musicians (sometimes accompanied by vocalists too)....More

Thank G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We missed this attraction the last time we visited San Diego because our trip didn't include a Sunday. I wasn't going to miss it this time. Although there wasn't a huge crowd, plenty of people enjoyed an hour of lovely music. There were plenty of...More

Thank Lynne0725
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone visiting San Diego should take in this experience. It's so unique. My only reason for giving a 4/5 review is because I was not a fan of the music selected. In addition to solo organ pieces, an opera quality tenor sang, Italian, of course....More

Thank Travelin41126
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Spreckels Organ is a beautiful outdoor organ as we saw it when we passed on the Trolley bus. When we visited the organ area the next day sadly we were not able to hear the organ but the area and area it is in...More

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 24 October 2017

As part of out tour we spent a few minutes outside this San Diego landmark. It looks really great and spectacular, however actually listening to the organ is probably the best. It seems that in any case this happens on Sundays, so next time around...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I had no idea about the Spreckels Organ before I stumbled on it on my way to the Japanese Friendship Garden. I was even more surprised that it was an outdoor organ, let alone the largest in the world, as I am used to them...More

Thank cecesimms
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went to Balboa Park just to see the organ for a Sunday afternoon performance by a guest organist. It was wonderful and the sound this organ makes to a pleasure. There is no shade but they rent ($2) an umbrella. They are huge and...More

Thank Burmeister
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This venue is a throwback to the days when most cities had some sort of municipal organ with frequent concerts. The added feature here is that you get to sit outdoors in sunny San Diego. The atmosphere is fun--not stuffy like an organ concert in...More

Thank williedillo
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Spreckels outdoor organ is the world's largest fully outdoor organ. If you are into organ music, or appreciate great music on a fantastic instrument in a glorious setting, this is for you. Check the schedule for concerts - during the summer they are every...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Was in Balboa park on a nice Saturday afternoon. I don't know if it was a recording or a "player organ" driving the pipes, but it sounded like the actual organ. It took a minute to realize they were playing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. There were...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
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Terri P
25 March 2017|
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1:45 is plenty of time. Give yourself 20 minutes ahead of time if you're going to be parking.

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