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.
Self-paced tour through the interior and surrounding grounds of the House.
Immerse yourself into the history that makes the property a unique legacy site.
Discover the heritage that leads many to believe that the Whaley House is America’s Most Haunted!
Get an unparalleled peek into early California history.
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.
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.