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San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

1. San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

Whilst San Diego is known the world over 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 more 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.

San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

2. San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

Travel back to 1800s San Diego as you explore the family home of Thomas Whaley on a self-guided tour. After a 5-minute introduction, walk through the Whaley House Museum at your own pace and ask the docent in each room any questions you may have. For those who have an affinity for the paranormal, San Diego’s famed Whaley House is widely regarded as the most haunted house in America. With its rich and dark past, spine-tingling cases of spiritual encounters, and inexplicable events, its haunted pedigree is second to none. Get a glimpse into the past at a house that’s been viewed as an integral part of Old Town San Diego since 1857. With more than a century in the making, the Whaley House Museum holds an impressive amount of San Diego heritage. Recognized as the oldest two-story brick-structure south of Monterey California, the Whaley House features magnificent Greek Revival architecture along with an unrivaled historical timeline encompassing San Diego’s second county courthouse, a lively theater, a charming general store, and a prominent family home.

San Diego: Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

3. San Diego: Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the haunted side of San Diego, California, on this ghost-themed walking tour that’s entertaining for all ages. Learn about the history and hauntings of Old Town San Diego alongside a local guide. Begin your spooky adventure with an introduction to San Diego's haunted past from a guide who is an expert in San Diego’s history, hauntings, and ghosts. Then, head off to visit the Whaley House Museum and more of the most haunted locations in San Diego. By the end of the tour, you will have plenty of things to talk about with friends and family after learning all the scary insider stories of the city.

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What people are saying about Whaley House Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11 reviews

My family had a wonderfully creepy time! Definitely a haunted house with a very interesting history. Took the self guided daytime tour. We’re definitely going back for the nighttime guided tour. The staff knew so much and also shared some of their paranormal experiences.

Mary was great. I can’t believe I lived in San Diego x 15 years and learned so much on this tour. I have been able to share facts with my mom n aunt who also used to live there—- they were very surprised to learn so much! Thx

It was so much fun enjoyed our tour guide an he was very entertaining got to see a chandelier move on its own that was thrilling

No ghosts but a very informative and fun historical look at Old Town San Diego. Had fun. Learned a lot.

It was very informative and awesome story’s. Very well done.