The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) is housed in the historic district’s oldest standing structure, the Davis-Horton House (Built in 1850). As the steward of the Gaslamp Quarter’s architecture, culture, and history, GQHF operates the house as the Gaslamp Museum to share information about San Diego’s early history through exhibitions, tours of the house, and guided tours of the Gaslamp neighborhood.
Your first stop in the Gaslamp Quarter offering:
- Gaslamp Quarter Historical Tours Thursdays at 1 PM and Saturdays at 11 AM
- Tours of the historic Davis-Horton House (1850), the oldest surviving structure in downtown San Diego, Tuesday and Wednesday (pre-booked private tours) and Thursday-Saturday (open to the public 10 am – 4 pm).
- Gaslamp Gifts, our charming museum store featuring artisan soaps, T-shirts, Victorian-inspired jewelry and scarves, Greyfriars Bobby and Bum the Dog Plushies, handmade quilts, and seasonal Halloween and Christmas merchandise.
- An exhibition gallery showcasing Gaslamp Quarter historical exhibits (currently online).
- The only “Talking Statues” in the United States, Bum the Dog and Greyfriars Bobby
- Private walking tours and education tours
- Specialty historical tours of the Gaslamp
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
ShamROCK- St. Paddy’s Day Music and Beer Festival 2022
Grab your fellow leprechauns and don your green attire!
Private Tours of the Davis-Horton House
We are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for private, self-guided tours of the Davis-Horton House for you and your group! Visit our website to reserve your time. A staff member will be available to answer your questions on your tour.
Historical Walking Tours are back!
Join us on Thursdays at 1 PM and Saturdays at 11 AM for a tour of Gaslamp Quarter! Your guide will share with you the history and stories behind some of the districts most unique Victorian era buildings.
For more information and to reserve your spot please visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Exhibit: William Heath Davis and the Building of New Town San Diego in 1850.
The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House is excited to announce its new exhibit William Heath Davis and the Building of New Town San Diego in 1850.
Visit Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
410 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
*Last tours 30 minutes before closing
Tuesday and Wednesday (Pre-booked Private tours only)
Closed Sunday and Monday
410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA