Whaley House Museum, San Diego
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Whaley House Museum, San Diego - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 2476 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
Ticket Price: 8 USD
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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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 Opening and Closing 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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Awesome house with some crazy stories. I personally didn't experience anything but it was a very cool museum all on its own. $8 before 5 o'clock, $13 after. Quick 15 min tour.
The Whaley House is an interesting piece of history and is great to visit for that reason alone. It was not only the home of the Whaley family in San Diego's early days, but also housed their courthouse, a general store and a vaudeville theater at different times. But for ghost enthusiasts it is even better, as it is claimed to be the most haunted house in America. The house was built on the site of the Old Town gallows and terrible things happened to the family in the years they lived in the house. You can read all about the history of the house on their website. I personally didn't witness any ghostly activity while I was there but many people swear they do.
Didn't experience anything or catch anything on camera. Worth a visit to learn about the tragic history of the home. The house didn't "feel" haunted, but the sun was still up when we went through. Our guide was a British guy who had a good bit of knowledge on the family and home. Pretty fun, but the price is a bit steep for what you get ($13/person for a 30 minute tour).
I went on a ghost tour and it was the funniest thing! If you are into history then this is the place for you! It was fun and got a lot of cool pictures! Definitely a thing to do with a group of friends/family or for a date! You see some crazy stuff and you can definitely feel the energy!
Neat house but didn't see or hear anything supernatural on our visit. I think going with a small group would be a better experience.
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