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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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
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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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