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Whaley House Museum, San Diego

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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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  • A friend of mine and I went and we lived it. The history of the house and the ghost stories behind it along with the history of San Diego in general. Highly recommended if you're in for a spooky night...  more »
  • My husband and I and our three old daughter decided to see this lovely home. We love historic adventures. Besides all the beauty in the history, there was some oddities. I was touched and scratched on...  more »
  • I have been researching the Whaley House for WEEKS leading up to our trip here, so I was very excited for our evening tour. I loved the ghost story and paranormal aspect to the evening tour. It was wo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Spooki place but and awesome thrill. If you have the time and the money :) take your time to take tour and check out the tree outside. Happy ghost hunting.
  • We walked in with 10 minutes before the last tour. There were signs everywhere that they were sold out and the lady behind the counter confirmed. Not two minutes later while we were still standing there a couple came in and told the same lady behind the counter the tour guide told her she can still get tickets and then proceeded to sell them two tickets. I don't understand how this happened. Or why I didn't deserve tickets when I there first. Poor service. Zero stars. 0/10. Boo. Or wait.. no boo for me I didn't get no tickets.