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(closing times vary during the year)
Overwhelmingly praised as the first of its kind and finest home in Southern California, the Whaley House was a central pillar amongst the Old Town community. Besides being the Whaley family home, it functioned as San Diego’s first commercial theater, the county courthouse, and a general store. The legendary Whaley House is widely regarded as one of the most iconic landmarks in San Diego. Spend the day exploring the family home of Thomas Whaley as you’re transported back to life in the 1800s. From its rich Greek Revival architecture style and authentic decor to its mysterious and chilling past, it’s no wonder why this home attracts visitors from all over the world.
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.
Whaley House Evening Guided Tour
Crossover to the dark side of San Diego history in California’s Oldest Town and let us enchant you with spirited tales of the past. Be part of the historic legacy, mystery and legends of the Whaley Family, and hear of their myths and misconceptions. Approximately 30 to 40-minute guided tour through the historic Whaley House and the surrounding grounds.