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Address: 2476 San Diego Ave, Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2730
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+1 619-298-2482
10:00 - 22:00
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Now a museum and state historical landmark, this is one of only two...

Now a museum and state historical landmark, this is one of only two California houses recognized by the U.S. Commerce Department as being haunted.

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Definitely Something Amiss in This Old House

I'm not one to believe in the paranormal, but there is something that just isn't quite right in the Whaley House. It's a little spooky and I definitely wouldn't go closer to dark... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Weare, New Hampshire
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Weare, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not one to believe in the paranormal, but there is something that just isn't quite right in the Whaley House. It's a little spooky and I definitely wouldn't go closer to dark. But if that's your thing, go for it. The staff was passionate about what they do and were friendly and helpful. Sometimes at these tourist attractions the... More 

Thank Rem4
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff dressed in period clothing was friendly, knowledgeable made the experience come to life. As we walked through on a self guided tour there was always someone there to answer questions and add a ghost story along with the homes history. Fun and different thing to do in Old Town.

Thank Michelle A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't go out of my way to come here yet it's got a pretty interesting story. Again, don't have too many expectations about this place before coming here. It's "OK". Nothing to write home about but if you're here already take a stroll down the streets and maybe stop and have a drink or two. Pretty good Mexican food in... More 

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Palo Alto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited at twilight, because we were there & it was included on our "Go" pass for San Diego. The historic building is worth a stop if you happen to be in Old Town, but don't go out of your way. Supposedly the night time tours are more interesting with "sphere" sightings.

Thank aquamom1
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The staff was very knowledgeable and gave first hand experiences of paranormal experiences in this house. Fun to see how people lived back in the day

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have toured the house several times and have gotten incredible ghost pictures. I loved it and will defiantly go back again sometime since it is also so full of history

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Crestline, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I bought tickets along with a ghost tour so I was able to visit the Whaley House the next morning. The staff was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. They were able to answer any and all questions I had. The house has been kept in amazing condition along with the belongings from the family and the era. There are rooms you... More 

Thank kristaketter
San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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 time and go through on your own pace and night time is a guided tour. Oct is very busy so if you go... More 

Thank pezdisney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 was perfect. There were folks on the porch waiting or walking around but there was someone dressed up selling... More 

Thank glapril
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

it is nice but not scary. the rooms are conserved but I was waiting for more surprises... not so cheap

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