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Whaley House tickets

Gate Prices Adult $10.00
Child (3-12) $8.00

The world-famous Whaley House is said to be the most haunted house in America. After touring what the San Diego Herald once called the 'finest new brick block in Southern California,' relax in Victorian gardens, beneath the pepper trees planted by Whaley Family members nearly 150 years ago.

This two-story Greek Revival-style mansion was designed by San Diego pioneer Thomas Whaley and completed in 1857. Between 1868 and 1872, various rooms in the Whaley House were used as a general store, San Diego's first commercial theater, and the San Diego County Courthouse. The Whaley family members lived in the house for nearly a century.

The building and grounds of the Whaley House are operated by Save Our Heritage Organisation. San Diego's historic preservation organization is currently in the process of restoring the museum's complex, now a part of the San Diego County Park system.

The Go San Diego Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Whaley House tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your pass at the Museum Shop at the Whaley House Complex. The Go San Diego Card is accepted until 4:30pm.


Daily, 10:00 am. Go San Diego Card is available until 4:30 pm.


Wednesdays (except during summer). May be closed major U.S. holidays.


2476 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110

Driving Directions

Exit Old Town Avenue toward the east, turn left on San Diego Avenue. House is located at the corner of San Diego Avenue and Harney Street. From I- 8: Exit Taylor Street, turn right onto Taylor Street. Turn left onto Juan Street. Turn right onto Harney Street. House is located at the corner of San Diego Avenue and Harney Street.

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