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.
- Private tours are available after 10pm at request, two weeks reservation in advance.
- Check out the gift shop.
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)
- 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
- 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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0.57% of people who visit San Diego include Whaley House Museum in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
54.55% of people start their Whaley House Museum visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Whaley House Museum
90% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whaley House Museum
The history of this place is pretty cool. A lot of time and thought went into the recreation of the home. It's really detailed. The staff was very friendly and super knowledgeable about the house and family. The grounds are enchanting, especially on a warm summer's night lit by the gas lamps and a full moon.
Employees are very knowledgeable and helpful. Place is fantastic and full of energy. After being drawn to the dining area a few times, I decided to start snapping pics. I finally caught an "in action" spirit orb. Enjoy!
Excellent self-guided tour through a well preserved piece of history! Furniture and decor from the late 1800s and a chance to see some ghosts! The cost is $10 which goes to maintain the home and keep it open. The tour will take you 30 mins.
Great museum with very knowledgeable staff. Learned this was at one point used as City Hall for San Diego. When City Hall moved the mayor at the time gave orders to storm the house in the dark of night and remove City property while holding Mrs Whaley at gun point. Just part of the history you will learn about this mansion.
If you love haunted thing you'll love this place!!!! The history of the place is crazy and the creepy lore just makes it 20x better. If you're in San Diego and love ghosts and scary things I would definitely give this place a visit!!