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Whaley House Museum, San Diego

Categories: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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! Make Whaley House Museum part of your personalized San Diego itinerary using our San Diego itinerary planner.
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  • I'm really into ghostly stuff and this house is amazing. I found ghostly activity almost every time I've been here. Bring your camera and take several pics in all the rooms. Day time you can take your...  read more »
  • The Whaley House Museum is located in Old Town Sand Diego and since this was our first trip and it was at night we weren't sure where to park. But just down the side road is a public parking lot which...  read more »
  • it is nice but not scary. the rooms are conserved but I was waiting for more surprises... not so cheap 
  • I went on the tour tonight and it was a not so great expirence. The first room was fine but the second I walked in the second with the families belongings I felt faint and warm. I stuck through that and the dining room but barely able to stand. We had a group of at least 20 so this may have been due to claustrophobia. Once we got up stairs to the stage room, I couldn't take it and I left to go purchase a water from the store. I went back in with the group who were now in the hallway and instantly walking in I was warm and swore I was going to pass out. It was interesting but not good if you are claustrophobic or have anxiety.
  • Personally I'm pretty sceptacle, but I definitely appreciated the tour guide. She did a great job, wish I remembered her name. The house is in great shape. Great history and stories about early san diego. Definitely go to the graveyard afterwards. Lots of the people you hear about are buried there with small information plaques.
  • Try and do the guided tour. It's worth the price to hear the scary stories and learn more about the history of the house, especially if you get a great guide. I didn't see any ghosts, but my phone's camera did take its own pictures! Several of them.
  • Meh. A good history lesson i guess. Was kind of gimicky. At least your admission goes toward preserving historic places.
  • I used my iPhone voice memo to see if I could capture any spirits that would communicate with me. It wasn't until I got home to listen to the recording.I captured a woman's voice in the beginning that says "---- means No" then I asked if there was anyone here with me and a couple seconds later the same woman's voice whispers "Yes" . . This place is awesome and very active
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