Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. Our fleet of orange and green trolleys travel frequently throughout San Diego and over the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge to Coronado on a continuous 25-mile loop visiting various neighborhoods with 12 destination stops.
Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment®, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment.
Whaley House Daytime Self-Guided Tour: Crossover to San Diego’s history by taking a self-guided tour through the prominent Whaley House Museum. Visit the exhibit rooms and enjoy this historical experience through the interior and surrounding grounds of the house.
Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment®, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the San Diego tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the birthplace of California on one of our orange and green trolleys.
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. Because we showcase the best of San Diego and Coronado, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pickups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances.
Enjoy San Diego your way with our self-guided walking tours. As you hop off the trolley, the adventure continues at your own pace, using your smartphone for turn-by-turn guided audio tours. Explore rich history, discover hidden gems, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of America’s Finest City. Even after you disembark, the fun keeps going, ensuring an unforgettable experience that’s uniquely yours.
Viewed as an integral part of Old Town San Diego since 1857, the Whaley House offers you a glimpse into the past. With more than a century in the making, the Whaley House holds an impressive amount of San Diego heritage, from the rough and tough times of early California statehood to the flourishing center of San Diego tourism. 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 theatre, a charming general store, and a prominent family home. Learn the history behind the mystery of San Diego’s legendary Whaley House.
Please plan appropriately for the historic attributes of the Whaley House Museum including stairs and uneven grounds. Wheelchair access available only on the first floor; no elevators on-site. Service dogs allowed.
If you are an individual with a disability and require an auxiliary aid or service to enjoy one of our tours, please contact us at (619) 298-8687.
For those guests who are unable to take the stairs, we are happy to provide a tablet with an audio/visual presentation of the second floor of the Whaley House.
A. Old Town Market
B. Maritime Museum
C. Embarcadero Marina
D. Headquarters at Seaport District
E. Seaport Village
F. Marriott Marquis and Marina
G. Gaslamp Quarter
H. East Convention Center – Petco Park and Hilton Bayfront
I. Barrio Logan
J. Coronado / Orange Avenue
K. Balboa Park / Zoo
L. Little Italy
Tours open daily.
January 1 – March 10, July 4, October 30 – December 31
9am – 5pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 3pm finishing up approximately at 5pm.
March 11 – July 3, July 5 – October 29
9am – 6pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 4pm finishing up approximately at 6pm.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Times vary depending on season.
Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend, Rock-N-Roll Marathon, Independence Day, Comic Con, AFC Half Marathon, Labor Day Weekend, December Nights.
10am – 4:30pm.
Walk through at your own pace. You will receive a brief introduction every 15 minutes that will give you a glimpse of the history and the Museum information in general.
Reservations are not required for daytime tours. Tickets available on site.
2476 San Diego Ave.
Intersection of Harney St. and San Diego Ave.
There is free parking available at Old Town State Park. Please plan accordingly.
*The Whaley House Daytime Self-Guided Tour is rated PG. An adult must accompany children 12 years of age and under. Tour may not be suitable for children under 13. Content might be sensitive for some guests. Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.