Whaley House MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 2476 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192977511
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Whaley House Museum - Review
This 1857 Greek Revival was the home of Thomas Whaley. Built on the site of a graveyard, it is one of the country's most famous haunted houses. It's said the house has been more significantly involved in San Diego's history than any other building in the city, having played a role as a court, store, ballroom, and polling place. Visitors can explore the house in guided tours. The guides are excellent storytellers and really great at creating an atmosphere of dread and mystery, and are dressed as if they were characters from the 19th century.
Whaley House Museum Information
- Private tours are available after 10pm at request, two weeks reservation in advance.
- Check out the gift shop.
Whaley House Museum Ticket Prices
Daytime Admission (10am-4:30pm):
- $8 Adults
- $7 Active Duty Military
- $6 Seniors (65 & over)
Children (ages 6-12):
- Evening Admission (5-9:30pm)
- $13 Adults
- $8 Seniors (65 & over)
- Children (ages 6-12)
Whaley House Museum Hours
- Summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Last tour at 9:30pm
- Winter (Labour Day - Memorial Day): Last tour at 9:30pm
- School Spring Break Hours: 10am-9:30pm
How To reach Whaley House Museum by Public Transport
- Buses 8, 9, 10, 28, 30, 35, 44, 84, 88, 105, 150, St George to San Diego, Temporary Substitute Service stop Old Town Station
- Green Line stop Old Town Station
- Drive to here.
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Whaley House Museum, San Diego Reviews
It was a great visit, and definitely had some creepiness along with authenticity offered by the hosts, who dress and act the part. I had a personal feeling of dread upon entering, even though I'm a skeptic, and several people I was with or who were in the same tour group had experiences or captured something on camera. As a museum, it's good, but as a haunted location it's great. I wish I could have stayed longer. A must for anyone wanting to experience a haunted location, or a nice museum in the area.
Definitely worth the visit if you're into haunted locations. For $13 you can take a self guided tour of the house for as long as you want. Spent about 1.5 hours here. All the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Some of them have had paranormal encounters and others have not. One guide said he gets a lot of activity in the morning when they first open so if paranormal is your thing that's when I would visit. Went around 1030 AM and felt someone squeeze my two smallest fingers on my left hand. When talking to the staff, they said it was Mrs. Whaley or the little girl. Often people see the family dog under the table in the dining room. There are a lot of original artifacts and furniture from the era. There are plenty of rooms you can walk through that are not blocked off by glass. Highly worth your visit if you are into history as well. The Whaley House has a lot of history besides paranormal activity!
I was sold 4 tickets about 30 minutes prior to closing. Staff ensured us that we weren't too late. That we wouldn't be rushed out. It was totally opposite. One of the staff began shutting doors and was overheard by my family saying, "As soon as this family gets out." Just wish we hadn't been told the opposite. We wouldn't have even bothered. Very interesting house, just wish we hadn't felt a need to leave out of there, in less than the 30 minutes that we were there. Definitely felt like it was money wasted.
The tour guides are very knowledgeable storytellers! Apart from the paranormal factor, we were given some great historical facts when we visited that I otherwise didn't expect. Cool place.
Very cool museum with a cheap ticket price. It is a self guided tour so you don't feel rushed to get through the rooms. They let you take pictures, just no video or audio and have people around that you can ask questions about the museum. I especially liked that they were honest about what was original and what was a replication. Did a great job showing what the house would have looked like during that time period!