Guided tour

San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

Guided tour

San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

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Take a ride on the dark side during this spirited and entertaining evening trolley bus tour. Hear about stories of history and mystery and the legends of San Diego’s past. See sights including the Whaley House exterior, Old Town, and 2 cemeteries.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Tour the grounds of the infamous Whaley House, the site of paranormal activity
  • Learn about wild characters who lived and died in San Diego
  • Visit 2 local cemeteries to hear the stories of the people buried there
Full description

While San Diego is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and abundance of points of interest, not many people know about the city's darker side. Discover San Diego's long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences, and ominous sides on a fun and informative guided tour. Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in San Diego. First, venture into the sleepy streets of the Mission Hills neighborhood, where Pioneer Park is transformed at night. Continue to Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and learning about the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night, and many more unsavory characters. Finally, the tour includes a tour of the grounds and exterior of the Whaley House, where many reported paranormal occurrences have taken place.

  • 90-minute narrated trolley tour with 2 stops
  • Short walking tour of El Campo Santo Cemetery
  • Short walking tour of Old Town Cemetery and Whaley House exterior
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Redeem your voucher and check in at the boarding location in front of the Old Town Market, 4010 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is not appropriate for children
  • Part of the tour is walking across a variety of terrain including grass, sidewalks, and burial grounds, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Our host took us on a bus ride to two cemetery sites. She told stories of the died. Some of the stories were so unbelievable that I had to look them up online later. They were true. It was a great tour. I loved getting to see San Diego at night and the history that most people don’t know.

March 23, 2023

This was an awesome tour!! The guide was amazing with her story telling, she really held my attention, and even dressed in character!! I thought this tour was going to be scary but it was actually very informative about the history of San Diego!! I would definitely recommend this tour but make sure you wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk a little.

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March 23, 2023

The history was great, but the tour should be longer and include additional sites for the fees paid. We made three stops: Pioneer Park, El Campo Santo Cemetery, and the grounds of the Whaley House. We did not tour or get to see the Maritime Museum or it's grounds, as advertised on the website. (Most of our time was spent at the park standing around after the presentation.) An abbreviated history was given of the Whaley House on the assumption tourists would pay an additional fee to tour the attraction. The brochure implied there would be more characters involved in the tour. (The three gentlemen on website and brochure.)

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March 23, 2023

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