Whaley House Museum: Hauntings, Highlights, & Tips

An icon in Old Town San Diego and nationwide for ghost hunters, the Whaley House Museum is a popular addition to many San Diego itineraries.

In 1858, baby Thomas Whaley Jr. died of scarlet fever in the house, and it is believed that his ghost still haunts the property.

QUICK HISTORY AND WHO HAUNTS THE WHALEY HOUSE

Original Antiques and Furniture:  The Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO) has worked hard to restore many aspects of the home to capture the feel of the mid- to late 1800s.

Whaley House Visit Highlights

The Whaley House is open daily. Reservations are not required for daytime tours but can be helpful during summer months or weekends.

Things to Know Before Visiting the Whaley House

Visitors can choose from  three ticket options. A daytime  A self-guided tour costs $13.30 per person, and an evening guided tour costs $18.00 per person.

Though there are no onsite options for food, there is a plethora of good eats within walking distance of the Whaley House.

CAFES AND RESTAURANTS NEARBY

Beyond carrying your typical souvenirs such as t-shirts, mugs, and magnets, this gift shop also carries an assortment of Mexicana-themed items such as sugar skulls and Dia De Los Muertos gifts.

GIFT SHOP

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