In 2017 The Gaslamp Quarter  celebrates its 150th anniversary.  Why not take a walk through history and participate in one of the following great walking tours.   While walking and experiencing the 92 victorian buildings and hearing the great stories of the past, you can also shop and dine!

Children’s Historical Tour

A child’s curiosity is a gift, steering them in many directions.

The Davis-Horton House offers children a unique tour guiding them into a by-gone era that would otherwise be difficult for them to imagine. Here they come to appreciate the wide array of modern conveniences that fill their lives, while learning the privations of life without them. The experience of exploring the house with a docent leaves quite an impression on a young mind – not easily forgotten.

The Children’s Architectural Tour is 1 ½ hours, costing $6 for both children and adults. School groups are welcome to bring their lunches to enjoy in our Pocket Park either before or after the tour.

To schedule a children’s tour, contact our Visitor Services Manager at 619-233-4692 or via e-mail at

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Gaslamp Thursday Walking Tour

Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis- Horton House built in 1950, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter.  This walking tour takes place every Thursday at 1:00 PM starting at the Davis-Horton House at 410 Island Ave.

Reservations MUST be made and confirmed by 1 PM Wednesday.

This tour is 90 min. rain or shine.

Tickets- $20 adults; $15 seniors, active military; $10 students, free age 7 and under.

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Gaslamp Saturday Walking Tour

This walking tour takes place every Saturday at 11 AM starting at the Davis-Horton House at 410 Island Ave.

The tour is 90 minutes and takes place rain or shine.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, active military; $10 students, free age 7 and under

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Ghosts of the Gaslamp Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp’s haunted history with Davis-Horton House Historian, Sandee Wilhoit, who will recount ghostly happenings of the past…and of the present.

Fridays at 5pm -Tour length is 90 minutes and the walking distance is a 1/2 a mile

Tickets- $20 adults; $15 seniors and active military; $10 students; free age 7 and under.

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Brothels, Bites and Booze Tour

This tour put on by Sodiego tours is a fun and innovative stoll that lets you explore the Gaslamp Quarter and satisfy your taste buds and curiosity too!  Learn the secrets behind the district’s historic buildings as you travel back in time to the post-gold rush era.

Tours- Wed-Sat. at 5:30PM and Fri-Sat. at 11am-

Tickets- $50/ person

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Another Side San Diego- Segway and Walking Tours

Another Side San Diego takes guests on a historic walking tour where they learn the Gaslamp Quarter’s remarkable history and enjoy fantastic photo opportunities of the the Victorian architecture.  All details of the tour are emailed directly after booking.  Another Side San Diego also has Segway tours.

Semi-private tour that lasts approximately 1.5 hours

Tickets- $99 per guest. 2 guest minimum

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Self Guided Walking Tours

Click on the following links to get maps, and site information so that you can enjoy a self guided walking tour!  You can explore the Gaslamp Quarter on your own time, and perhaps shop and dine along the way!

National Geographic Gaslamp Quarter Tour

Frommers San Diego Gaslamp Tour

GPS My City San Diego Gaslamp Tour