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Marston House Museum, San Diego

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4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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  • We arrived late in the afternoon afternoon walking around Balboa Park. The docent there was kind enough to give us a tour. It was a step back in time! 
  • Having lived in San Diego many years, I am almost ashamed to say I had never been here..when friends visiting from Long Beach suggested it...Glad they did..what an incredible house and grounds...but, ...  read more »
  • Having recently revisited Taliesin West in Phoenix, my husband and I jumped at the chance to see a less elaborate arts and crafts house. The Marston House, designed by Irving Gil who worked with Frank...  read more »
  • My wife and I were riding our bicycles in the area and decided to take a close look at this large historic house.The residence sits on an elevated site with excellent views particularly from the rear.Built in 1905 it was home to the wealthy Marston family of San Diego for many years.A guided tour is available which could be quite fascinating.It's a very interesting looking house.
  • If you're a San Diegan, or a regular visitor, you'd like to visit some of the local historical museums, such as this early 20th Century home.
  • 10/7/14 We recently stayed with a friend in San Diego who lives across the street from this home at Balboa Park. We walked past it several times as we walked her dogs and I really wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, the day we made it over to look around was the day we were leaving and had limited time. We were told the tours are guided and take 45 minutes. Declining the tour, we opted to walk around the pretty gardens instead. Before leaving the property we visited the gift shop. The woman working was very familiar with the famous homes near our house (Galindo House, John Muir's home, and the Bancroft Gardens). They had really great gifts in here, including unique vintage games, jewelry, and books. We'll definitely take the tour next visit, but I was glad we were welcome to walk around and see a little of the property on our own this trip.
  • Great tour, Great house, friendly people. The house has many innovative features. Must See.
  • Highly recommended for anyone interested in vintage architecture or historical San Diego sites. This is one of those off-the-beaten path hidden gems of San Diego. Even the houses in the neighborhood are amazing to see (albeit they are not open the public) The tour is very informative, photos are welcome and the grounds are immaculately kept.
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