The Gaslamp Quarter prides in our rich 150 years of history. Why not take a walk through our historic district and participate in one of the following great tours! Learn about the 92 beautiful Victorian buildings, hear the great stories of the past, and see why we are the Historic Heart of San Diego!

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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.

Contact the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation for more information:


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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

Contact the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation for more information:

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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 120 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.

Contact the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation for more information:


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Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Historical Pub Crawl and Walking Tour

Our newest guided tour to hit the streets- and this time, the bars!- of the Gaslamp. Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding New Town San Diego, now downtown, the combination historical tour and pub crawl explores the historic Gaslamp District. See the Gaslamp District in a new light

Follow your guides back in time to hear about the Gaslamp Quarter back when it was called the “Stingaree” and was infamous for its teeming red-light district. Learn about the historic buildings and colorful characters that populated them— and perhaps even meet a few of them along the way! Along the way enjoy a drink*- or just a seat- at three historic bars that are original to the Gaslamp Quarter.

The Shady Ladies and Hop Heads tour will take place one Friday a month! This is a 21+ tour.

Contact the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation for more information:


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Paranormal Investigations

The Davis-Horton House: Alive with Spirits from the Past?  

Find out for yourself. Touted by many as, “the most haunted house in the Gaslamp Quarter,” the Davis-Horton House has become a highly popular place for investigating paranormal activities — occurrences that fall outside of what’s considered normal or that can’t be explained scientifically. Paranormal research teams present evidence to support their claims of having made contact with several house spirits. They’ve recorded voices, taken photos, and shot video to document their surprising findings.  These other-worldly experiences are available to the public through monthly Paranormal Investigations tours, led by San Diego Ghost Hunters, a professional paranormal research team that conducts on-site investigations. You may bring cameras, smart-phones, and digital sound recorders, but NO PROFESSIONAL MEDIA EQUIPMENT is allowed with guests.

Since space is limited, we require that you make reservations and pay in advance for the Investigation.  You may make your reservation via our website, or you can call for reservations at (619) 233-4692. Tickets must be purchased by 5pm the day of the Investigation. Tickets cannot be purchased at the Investigation.

Admission for this two-hour tour and investigation is $40.00 and goes from 10PM to midnight.

Contact the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation for more information:


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Brothels, Bites and Booze Tour

SoDiego Tour’s Brothels, Bites, and Booze is a fun and innovative tour that lets you explore the Gaslamp Quarter, the heart of America’s finest city. Experience what makes this city one of the top destinations for dining, shopping, and nightlife. Learn the secrets behind the district’s historic buildings as you to travel back in time to the post-Gold Rush era as thousands arrived in the port town of San Diego. This popular Gaslamp Quarter food tour will not only satisfy your taste buds, but your curiosity, too!

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

Tickets- $60/ person

Contact the SoDiego Tours for more information:


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Another Side of San Diego- Segway and Walking Tours

Another Side of San Diego Tours 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 – $149 per guest. 2 guest minimum on walking tour

Contact Another Side of San Diego Tours for more information:

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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