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San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

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Discover the many lives of Old Town San Diego’s 1857 Whaley House Museum on a self-guided tour. See its historic furnishings and learn about its second to none haunted pedigree.

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Duration 40 minutes
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English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the heritage of America's most haunted house
  • Get an unparalleled peak into early California history
  • See 19th-century furnishings, bedrooms, interiors, and more
  • Hear about past and present paranormal and spiritual encounters
  • Learn about San Diego's first commercial theater and second county courthouse
Full description

Travel back to 1800s San Diego as you explore the family home of Thomas Whaley on a self-guided tour. After a 5-minute introduction, walk through the Whaley House Museum at your own pace and ask the docent in each room any questions you may have.

For those who have an affinity for the paranormal, San Diego’s famed Whaley House is widely regarded as the most haunted house in America. With its rich and dark past, spine-tingling cases of spiritual encounters, and inexplicable events, its haunted pedigree is second to none.

Get a glimpse into the past at a house that’s been viewed as an integral part of Old Town San Diego since 1857. With more than a century in the making, the Whaley House Museum holds an impressive amount of San Diego heritage.

Recognized as the oldest two-story brick-structure south of Monterey California, the Whaley House features magnificent Greek Revival architecture along with an unrivaled historical timeline encompassing San Diego’s second county courthouse, a lively theater, a charming general store, and a prominent family home.

Includes
  • Daytime entry to the Whaley House
  • Self-guided tour of the house and grounds
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Please check in at the Verna House Gift Shop, the yellow building to the right of the Whaley House. There is free parking available at Old Town State Park.

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    What to bring

    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks
    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Unaccompanied minors
    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • Last entry to the museum is at 4:30 PM
    • This tour is rated PG; content might be sensitive for some guests
    • An adult must accompany children 12 years of age and under. The tour may not be suitable for children under 13
    • Keep in mind the historic attributes of the Whaley House Museum, including stairs and uneven grounds
    • Wheelchair access is available only on the first floor; there are no on-site elevators
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    My family had a wonderfully creepy time! Definitely a haunted house with a very interesting history. Took the self guided daytime tour. We’re definitely going back for the nighttime guided tour. The staff knew so much and also shared some of their paranormal experiences.

    February 16, 2022

    March 29, 2022

    We came in for a self guided tour, we brought a couple of paranormal investigation tools and received excellent results.

    May 7, 2022

    Product ID: 408439