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If walls could talk, the Whaley House Museum could fill history books. Completed in the 1857, it served as the home of the Whaley Family, Mr. Whaley's general store, San Diego's first commercial theater, and the second county courthouse. All aspects of the home have been restored and today it is open to the public as a historic house museum.

A classic example of mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival architecture, the Whaley House was designed by Thomas Whaley and built using bricks from his own brickyard.

On the basic tour, visitors explore on their own, but docents are available to answer questions about the house’s history and ghost stories. Rumor has it the house has been haunted since it was built. The Whaleys reportedly believed the spirit of Yankee Jim Robinson haunted the house. Robinson was hanged on the property before the house was built. According to legend, there is a list of ghosts that roam the house, including the Whaley’s daughter Violet, who committed suicide in 1885.

The Whaley House offers evening ghost hunting tours for visitors more interested in the supernatural then architecture.

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2476 San Diego Ave, San Diego, California, 92110
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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour
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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour

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Hear spine-tingling stories about San Diego’s history and infamous residents during a ghost tour led by an entertaining guide. Visit five locations with supernatural tales behind their facades, and learn why San Diego is known as one of the most haunted cities in the west. You’ll join a small group that is limited to 14 people, traveling by bus and on foot.
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  • 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

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Get your fiesta started in San Diego on a food and walking tour through historic Old Town. Visit some of the district's finest Mexican restaurants to sample tasty dishes, tequila cocktails, and hear mariachi music. Learn about the history of California and the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and gold rush prospectors that influenced Old Town's growth. You even hear some ghostly tales at Whaley House and an old cemetery. Get insider tips from your guide about authentic Mexican cuisine and other great places to visit on this fun tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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San Diego Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

San Diego Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

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While San Diego may be best known for beaches and sunshine, the city does have a darker side. Delve into San Diego's haunted history on this trolley and walking tour through Old Town. Hear tales of gamblers, gunslingers, and other shady characters whose spirits are said to live beyond the grave, and be on the lookout for paranormal activity as you visit graveyards, historic buildings, the Maritime Museum, and the grounds of the Whaley House — considered one of the most haunted homes in America.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Ghosts of San Diego Walking Tour

Ghosts of San Diego Walking Tour

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When you purchase your tickets directly from Ghost City you're in for a stress free, easy, and enjoyable experience. The Ghosts of San Diego will make the evening perfect and spooky for the whole family!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila in San Diego

Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila in San Diego

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Meet your guide and group at Old Adobe Chapel, which can be credited for saving Old Town San Diego thanks to a 1884 book. Continue on to one of the most haunted homes in Southern California, also unusual for its architecture and building materials. After a view of some Victorian architecture we'll embark on a brief hike to the original location of the Presidio and Mission when the Spanish first settled here. Admire the outline of some of the 18th-century structures and learn about the indigenous tribes who lived here for thousands of years. Back in town, visit a hundred year old Catholic church that is a descendant of the original Mission, followed by a stroll through a landmark cemetery with graves dating back to the 1850s. Our final stop is a local Tequileria to learn about the many different kinds of tequila. Enjoy a taste or select another beverage of your choice.
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego

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Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its 4-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.
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Old Town Walking Ghost Tour in San Diego

Old Town Walking Ghost Tour in San Diego

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This tour is a Haunted Ghost Tour with a few Dark History/True Crime elements. You are going to the top Haunted Places in Old Town San Diego - Plus A Rarely Visited Park with Secrets - Bring Your Camera and Courage. San Diego's Old Town is the birthplace of California and some say one of the most haunted places in the nation. The birth of a state is far from clean and tidy, there have been buckets of blood spilled, there are stories that must be told. GHOST STORIES, stories of crime, revolution, and the darkest of historic events. Come, join us and bear witness to the lives and horrors that brought this state into being. On your tour, you will go to... Heritage Park The Whaley House Old Adobe Chapel El Campo Santo Old Town's Cemetary That and more stories of being buried alive and ghost reaching out to the living. Your Old Town ghost tour blends just the right amount of historically accurate events, humor, and the sinister. Come along, it's absolutely dreadful...
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San Diego Scavenger Hunt: Old Town Charms

San Diego Scavenger Hunt: Old Town Charms

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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Whaley House Museum Day Tour

Whaley House Museum Day Tour

Experience one of the most haunted houses in America and learn about the good, bad and the haunted! This self-guided tour will educate you about early California history as well as the family who resided in this unique home. Spend the day exploring the family home of Thomas Whaley as you’re transported back to life in the 1800s.
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San Diego Bar Hunt: Slammin' San Diego Bar Crawl

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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What are Whaley House Museum hours of operation?
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Whaley House Museum hours of operation: Open year round, but hours and closures vary with the season and holidays. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Whaley House Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Whaley House Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Whaley House Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Whaley House Museum costs USD 12.80. Guided Whaley House Museum tours start around USD 12.80 per person.
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