Whaley House Museum

Whaley House Museum America's Most Haunted. You won't understand the mystery if you don't understand its history. Crossover and join us.
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Shout out of Love to the awesome and incredible SOHO team on this very special unordinary Friday the 13th.
11/14/2020

Shout out of Love to the awesome and incredible SOHO team on this very special unordinary Friday the 13th.

138 years ago: Whaley family friend Grace M. Slade, “wearing the wedding veil of Mrs. Thomas Whaley,” 1882.Photo courtes...
11/06/2020

138 years ago: Whaley family friend Grace M. Slade, “wearing the wedding veil of Mrs. Thomas Whaley,” 1882.

Photo courtesy SOHO.

Whaley House Museum's cover photo
11/03/2020

Whaley House Museum's cover photo

In 2010, SOHO founded the first Old Town San Diego community-wide Día de los Muertos celebration. The holiday, known als...
11/01/2020
Dia de los Muertos

In 2010, SOHO founded the first Old Town San Diego community-wide Día de los Muertos celebration.
The holiday, known also as Day of the Dead, is observed annually ONLY on November 1 and 2 and celebrates the unity of life and death.

This holiday is deeply meaningful in any year, but in this time of COVID, with an inconceivable number of lives lost it is essential that people know of multiple ways to grieve and also to commemorate the lives of deceased loved ones.

SOHO has put together a wide-ranging and comprehensive array of FREE online resources to celebrate Día de los Muertos virtually this year that includes the history and culture, traditional foods and recipes, and a robust section on arts and crafts activities.

Dedicated to remembering and honoring those that have passed before us, it is also centrally focused on the artistic expression of the living through the creation of ofrendas, arts, decorating, cooking, and more.

Thank you to everybody who joined us for our October programming, and last night for a very special Halloween, full blue...
11/01/2020

Thank you to everybody who joined us for our October programming, and last night for a very special Halloween, full blue moon and all!!
We are sorry for anyone who missed it, but we are thankful to those who attended and for the great feedback and compliments.
A big thank you to the Whaley House museums interpretive and technical teams as they hone new skills to find ways to engage directly with YOU, our Whaley House Fans!
Thanks to everybody who helped make it happen!

94 years ago: Ghost Stories magazine, Volume 1, Issue 5 from November 1926, featuring Hounded By The Ghost Of Myself.
11/01/2020

94 years ago: Ghost Stories magazine, Volume 1, Issue 5 from November 1926, featuring Hounded By The Ghost Of Myself.

10/31/2020
Join us for this one-of-a-kind, lamp-lit armchair tour of this historically haunted house, and see why the Whaley House ...
10/30/2020

Join us for this one-of-a-kind, lamp-lit armchair tour of this historically haunted house, and see why the Whaley House has earned its reputation as "America's Most Haunted."

That's our trick for this year, and as a treat, on October 30 and 31 we offer a special Q&A session with Whaley House historians Dean Glass and Robin Lakin, as a well-timed full moon hovers over the old brick mansion!

With your purchase, a link with instructions will be emailed to you!

Details HERE: http://whaleyhouse.org/halloween2020.htm
Purchase your ticket HERE.
http://www.whaleyhouse.org/purchasetours.htm

http://sdarchitecture.org/haunted-sites-san-diego/Any discussion about haunted San Diego has to include the Whaley House...
10/30/2020
– Seven Haunted Sites to Put You in the Halloween ‘Spirit’

http://sdarchitecture.org/haunted-sites-san-diego/

Any discussion about haunted San Diego has to include the Whaley House.....

San Diego is known for many novelties, from speakeasy cocktail bars and California tacos to hidden trails and seaside escapes. But one unique aspect of San Diego that often gets overlooked is its fabled haunted history. With Halloween just around the corner, here’s a look at seven of the most popu...

https://www.wjtv.com/news/national/full-moon-will-shine-on-halloween-for-first-time-since-1944/?utm_source=facebook.comU...
10/28/2020
Full moon will shine on Halloween for first time since 1944

https://www.wjtv.com/news/national/full-moon-will-shine-on-halloween-for-first-time-since-1944/?utm_source=facebook.com

Unfortunately, we cannot greet crowds in the physical realm beneath the Halloween Moon, we invite fans of history and the paranormal to visit the Whaley House virtually. http://whaleyhouse.org/halloween2020.htm

http://whaleyhouse.org/halloween2020.htm

It hasn’t happened in decades! For the first time since the 1940s, Halloween will receive some spooky ambiance from a full moon this year.

"Meanwhile, in Old Town, one of the nation’s most famously haunted homes — the 163-year-old Whaley House — is offering t...
10/26/2020
Pandemic has squashed most Halloween plans, but demand for alternative celebrations is booming

"Meanwhile, in Old Town, one of the nation’s most famously haunted homes — the 163-year-old Whaley House — is offering tours of the virtual kind through Oct. 31. Usually, in the month of October, the historic museum draws up to 9,000 ghost-seeking visitors, but it’s been closed since the pandemic struck in mid-March. Instead, the museum’s operator, the Save Our Heritage Organisation, is raising money for the home’s upkeep with a new filmed tour led by SOHO historians Dean Glass and Robin Lakin. For a $10 streaming fee, viewers can virtually visit the halls, stairwells, rooms and grounds of the 1857 Greek Revival home that Travel Channel has called the most haunted house in America."

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/san-diego/story/2020-10-25/pandemic-has-squashed-most-halloween-plans-but-demand-for-alternative-celebrations-is-booming

Many San Diego events have been canceled, but others have been reimagined for a socially distant audience

A friendly reminder that at this time, the Whaley House Museum remains closed due to Covid-19.  Though outside tour comp...
10/22/2020

A friendly reminder that at this time, the Whaley House Museum remains closed due to Covid-19. Though outside tour companies do promote the Whaley House as a stop on their tours, they are not affiliated with Whaley House Museum operations and do not enter the museum.

Official Whaley House events can be found here: http://whaleyhouse.org/halloween2020.htm

WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literat...
10/21/2020
Poefest 2020

WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience, announces the third Annual San Diego (VIrtual) PoeFest, streaming from October 23rd - November 1st. PoeFest is produced by Write Out Loud in partnership with Save Our Heritage Organisation and the Whaley House.

http://writeoutloudsd.com/poefest-2020/

Register Now Use the button above for tickets or call 619-297-8953 to purchase by phone. Click on Image Below to See Larger Version PoeFest is produced in association with Save Our Heritage Organ…

129 years ago: “George has been busy for some time manuring the garden for Mamma. She would have to hire a man to do it ...
10/21/2020

129 years ago: “George has been busy for some time manuring the garden for Mamma. She would have to hire a man to do it and as he was willing, she gave him the work & the pay. He does not like hard work as it Spoils his hands for the violin. He told Grandma the other day that he would not belong to an orchestra and have a piece of music stuck up under his nose to play from nor any man to boss him. He further said that he knew as much on the violin as anyone; that no one could teach him any more. Grandma told him that Grandpa Lannay took lessons ten years & then was only an amateur. No use. George knows it all. He is comical—has such peculiar, eccentricé ideas. Poor fellow!”—Lillian Whaley, October 21, 1891.

150 years ago: "I am writing this in my Saloon and as the Court is in session, I am very busy, therefore you will excuse...
10/18/2020

150 years ago: "I am writing this in my Saloon and as the Court is in session, I am very busy, therefore you will excuse the shortness of this. I shall do very well keeping bar when the Court sits at other times, it will not pay to keep open, and as it now is I am open only from 9 to 5. I can take in from $20 to $30 per day, half of which is profit. Better than storekeeping."—Thomas Whaley to Anna Whaley, October 18, 1870.

Lots of places for cats to hide around the Whaley House.Photo C. Pro.
10/16/2020

Lots of places for cats to hide around the Whaley House.

Photo C. Pro.

Address

2476 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA
92110

By 5 South: Exit (Left to) Old Town Ave, Left on San Diego Ave. Corner of San Diego Ave & Harney St. By 5 North: Exit (Right to) Old Town Ave, Left on San Diego Ave. Corner of San Diego Ave & Harney St. By 8 West: Exit (Left to) Taylor St., Right on Taylor St., Left on Juan St., Right on San Diego Ave. Corner of San Diego Ave & Harney St. By Trolley MTS: Disembark Old Town Transit Center, Proceed through Old Town State walk south towards San Diego Ave. Corner of San Diego Ave & Harney St. For bus schedule & directions go: www.sdmts.com For Trolley Tours (SD) schedule go: www.trolleytours.com

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Hey Whaley House, what are these for?
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What is on this wall?
Orb on fireplace.
Two photos snapped one after another. Orbs in one, odd red thing on left in the other.
What are these little arrow things? Are they on the wood?
I located some of my photos from my visit in 2013. See the screaming ghost face far right.
Hi!! I have had the pleasure of visiting this museum twice now and each time has been a wonderful and eye opening experience! I snapped a few pictures from each visit and found a few to be quite intriguing. So I thought I’d share them with you guys! 😊
So after fishing we decided to walk around old town. And walkwd behind the Whaley house. This was exactly tonight 9:10PM Saturday May 30. My son took pictures didn't see anything while we walked around but when we started driving home. He looked thru his pictures. 🤷Maybe someone was upstairs.
Loving these photos I have captured last year in I believe October 2019
So many fond memories of of the Whaley House...
Some photography of mine of this historical gem Visited this past January and Always have a blast in Old town.