Whaley House Museum, San Diego

3.5
#10 of 32 in Museums in San Diego
A California Historical Landmark, Whaley House Museum remains dedicated to what Life magazine has called America's most haunted house. After its construction in 1857, the building served variously as a general store, a courthouse, and San Diego's first commercial theater. Browse the museum to learn more about the house's history, and then embark on a self-guided tour. Nighttime ghost hunting tours offer a special thrill; your guide will share tales of James "Yankee Jim" Robinson, who met a grisly death on the property. Bring a camera to see if you can catch anything in a photo! Whaley House Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, San Diego Edition.
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  • October 1, 2017
    My wife is an avid Ghost Adventures enthusiast. So without question, as she had watched a segment on their show, we decided to do a group tour. Needless to say she was ecstatic that we made the visit....  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    The whole tour I felt was more focused on the house being haunted rather than a history. I enjoyed it, but I also love a good ghost story.  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    My friend & I went here & it was actually pretty cool! It’s something different to do & I’m glad we went! We didn’t experience anything paranormal though, but I would recommend checking it out!  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    Great spooky ambiance. The guides are informative and well spoken. I only gave 4 stars because the tour groups are too close together and you can hear both groups at times ahead and behind you. Couldn't hear one damn ghost!
  • June 5, 2017
    The self guided tour is certainly not lacking! And there's also plenty of ghostly evidence to fuel your supernatural curiosities. History buffs should strike up conversation with the employees to probe for some amazing facts you won't find in the written materials, and the home is lovely for those looking for enchantment.
  • June 15, 2017
    I visited the Whaley house on 11/19/2016 and I enjoyed the tour so much I recommended my friends to come to old town San Diego and try a night tour of the Whaley house. I didn't see or feel anything during our tour but when I got home (Los Angeles) i was shocked and flabbergasted when I reviewed the pictures I took of the staircase in the Whaley house, what I see in the picture is what appears to be a little girl walking up the staircase!! Judge for yourself.
  • April 26, 2017
    I personally enjoyed the self guided tour. Got to take my time and still got to hear some stories from one of the guides. Also had the privilege to catch something on camera. Loved it, but I also went out of my way to visit!!
  • July 3, 2017
    Pretty amazing place. Took pictures at every room to find a ghost. Nothing happened when I was there but some of my pictures had weird stuff.

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