Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation's mission is "Preserving and promoting the architecture, culture, and history of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter"
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Operating as usual

For anyone wondering which dress Ms. Sandee wore for the tour today 😊. 💙 Thank you to all who joined us today for our Hi...
06/12/2021

For anyone wondering which dress Ms. Sandee wore for the tour today 😊. 💙 Thank you to all who joined us today for our Historical Walking Tour!


Join us on Thursdays at 1 pm or Saturdays at 11 am for a tour and learn the history behind some of the #GaslampQuarter’s beautiful buildings! Reserve online: https://gaslampfoundation.org/shop/

For anyone wondering which dress Ms. Sandee wore for the tour today 😊. 💙 Thank you to all who joined us today for our Historical Walking Tour!


Join us on Thursdays at 1 pm or Saturdays at 11 am for a tour and learn the history behind some of the #GaslampQuarter’s beautiful buildings! Reserve online: https://gaslampfoundation.org/shop/

We are so happy to have you all back for our historical walking tours on Thursdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 11 am! If yo...
06/10/2021

We are so happy to have you all back for our historical walking tours on Thursdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 11 am! If you have joined us on a tour, or just know our historic neighborhood well, do you recognize this building? Hint: The building has hosted many dignitaries throughout the years but perhaps the most famous was King David Kalākaua aka “The Merrie Monarch” from The Kingdom of Hawai’i in 1890. (Photo by https://timgs.org)

Reserve a tour:

https://gaslampfoundation.org/shop/

We are so happy to have you all back for our historical walking tours on Thursdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 11 am! If you have joined us on a tour, or just know our historic neighborhood well, do you recognize this building? Hint: The building has hosted many dignitaries throughout the years but perhaps the most famous was King David Kalākaua aka “The Merrie Monarch” from The Kingdom of Hawai’i in 1890. (Photo by https://timgs.org)

Reserve a tour:

https://gaslampfoundation.org/shop/

Come say “Hello” to our beautiful volunteer Daire all dressed in her Victorian best to greet our guests today! We are op...
06/05/2021

Come say “Hello” to our beautiful volunteer Daire all dressed in her Victorian best to greet our guests today! We are open from 10 am to 4pm Fridays & Saturdays for self guided tours! You can also catch Daire and our other wonderful tour guides on a walking tour Thursdays at 1 pm & Saturdays at 11 am!

https://gaslampfoundation.org/shop/

THANK YOU ❤️🙏🏽 to all who donated, shared and helped us raise funds to #SaveTheGaslampMuseum during the month of May! We...
06/02/2021

THANK YOU ❤️🙏🏽 to all who donated, shared and helped us raise funds to #SaveTheGaslampMuseum during the month of May! We are now just over 13% of our goal with over $19,000 raised and we could not do it without your encouragement and generosity! Please continue sharing, and donating if you can. Thank you all so much for your support!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

THANK YOU ❤️🙏🏽 to all who donated, shared and helped us raise funds to #SaveTheGaslampMuseum during the month of May! We are now just over 13% of our goal with over $19,000 raised and we could not do it without your encouragement and generosity! Please continue sharing, and donating if you can. Thank you all so much for your support!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

The Davis-Horton House, along with 10 other identical prefabricated homes were sent on a ship to California from Maine i...
05/30/2021

The Davis-Horton House, along with 10 other identical prefabricated homes were sent on a ship to California from Maine in 1850. 171 years later this is the only one that remains. It has served many purposes and much of it remains unchanged. Visit us in the historic Gaslamp Quarter to learn the story the this historic home and if you can, please donate to help us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum for future generations to enjoy! 🙏🏽 Thank you for your support!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Such a sweet donation from this gorgeous cat, Ms.Eva! She wants to make sure the ferel community kitties... “have a home...
05/29/2021

Such a sweet donation from this gorgeous cat, Ms.Eva! She wants to make sure the ferel community kitties... “have a home at the little yellow house...” When Eva’s human, Charlotte (one of our long time volunteers and wonderful supporters) told her about our fundraiser she just couldn’t wait to help! Thanks Eva!

Thanks to everyone helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum !

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Such a sweet donation from this gorgeous cat, Ms.Eva! She wants to make sure the ferel community kitties... “have a home at the little yellow house...” When Eva’s human, Charlotte (one of our long time volunteers and wonderful supporters) told her about our fundraiser she just couldn’t wait to help! Thanks Eva!

Thanks to everyone helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum !

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Don’t forget ! 😺 On top of their $500 donation, our amazing friends and neighbors at The Cat Cafe are supporting us by d...
05/28/2021

Don’t forget ! 😺 On top of their $500 donation, our amazing friends and neighbors at The Cat Cafe are supporting us by donating an additional $5 for every donation made to our Go Fund Me from now until May 31st! It’s the purrrfect time to help us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum. Thank you so much to all who have shared, visited us, and donated already!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Don’t forget ! 😺 On top of their $500 donation, our amazing friends and neighbors at The Cat Cafe are supporting us by donating an additional $5 for every donation made to our Go Fund Me from now until May 31st! It’s the purrrfect time to help us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum. Thank you so much to all who have shared, visited us, and donated already!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

A portrait of our amazing Historian Sandee before she begins a historical walking tour. by Tim TrevaskisWe love sharing ...
05/28/2021

A portrait of our amazing Historian Sandee before she begins a historical walking tour.
by Tim Trevaskis
We love sharing the history of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter with you, and are able to continue to do so with your generosity. Thanks for helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum so that we can keep the history of the district alive! Please continue to donate and share our go fund me with everyone!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

A portrait of our amazing Historian Sandee before she begins a historical walking tour.
by Tim Trevaskis
We love sharing the history of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter with you, and are able to continue to do so with your generosity. Thanks for helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum so that we can keep the history of the district alive! Please continue to donate and share our go fund me with everyone!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Now is the purrrrfect time to donate! For every donation between now and May 31st our wonderful neighbors at  The Cat Ca...
05/25/2021

Now is the purrrrfect time to donate! For every donation between now and May 31st our wonderful neighbors at The Cat Cafe will give $5, (up to $500 total).

"The Gaslamp Museum has been an important part of the experience in the Gaslamp Quarter for decades. That's why I'm contributing to help save it and encouraging others to join in with this match."

-Tony, Owner of The Cat Cafe located on Island Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Make your donation go further by donating right meow! Thank you for helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum !

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Now is the purrrrfect time to donate! For every donation between now and May 31st our wonderful neighbors at The Cat Cafe will give $5, (up to $500 total).

"The Gaslamp Museum has been an important part of the experience in the Gaslamp Quarter for decades. That's why I'm contributing to help save it and encouraging others to join in with this match."

-Tony, Owner of The Cat Cafe located on Island Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Make your donation go further by donating right meow! Thank you for helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum !

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Thank you so much! We are now at 12% of our goal with almost $19,000 raised and this much would not be possible without ...
05/24/2021
Save the Gaslamp Museum

Thank you so much! We are now at 12% of our goal with almost $19,000 raised and this much would not be possible without you! Thank you for your donations, shares, and likes! Please continue to share, and with your generous support we can #SaveTheGaslampMuseum together.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Reopen 5 days a week Overhead for annual fall community event Retention of museum staff Continued maintenance on the historic Davis-Horton House Help Save the Oldest Building in the historic Gaslamp Quarter! Built in 1850, The Davis-Horton House is the oldest standing structure in Downtown San Diego...

Thank you so much to Richard Deuel of San Diego Gravesite Custodial and his wonderful assistant for all their hard work ...
05/22/2021

Thank you so much to Richard Deuel of San Diego Gravesite Custodial and his wonderful assistant for all their hard work in getting “Bum” and “Bobby” all cleaned up for us again and for helping us clean up trash and debris in the surrounding park. He always makes sure they look their best and we appreciate it!

Also we are grateful to the San Diego- Edinburgh Sister City Society for connecting us with Richard and their donation! Many thanks for their contributions in helping us #SavetheGaslampMuseum !

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

The Gaslamp Quarter is the historic heart of San Diego and for 40 years we have worked to make sure the district has liv...
05/21/2021

The Gaslamp Quarter is the historic heart of San Diego and for 40 years we have worked to make sure the district has lived up to its name. Please donate or share this post and help us save oldest building in the the district- The Davis-Horton House. #SaveTheGaslampMuseum

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

There is still time to reserve a spot on this Saturday's walking tour! You can sign up on our website or give us a call ...
05/20/2021

There is still time to reserve a spot on this Saturday's walking tour! You can sign up on our website or give us a call at 619 233 4692 to join. If you can, please donate and help us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum so we can continue to offer more educational walking tours around our historic neighborhood for our community!

https://gaslampfoundation.org/product/saturday-walking-tours-copy/

There is still time to reserve a spot on this Saturday's walking tour! You can sign up on our website or give us a call at 619 233 4692 to join. If you can, please donate and help us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum so we can continue to offer more educational walking tours around our historic neighborhood for our community!

https://gaslampfoundation.org/product/saturday-walking-tours-copy/

Did you know that we also offer virtual tours? If you're far away or not able to come downtown, you can still experience...
05/19/2021

Did you know that we also offer virtual tours? If you're far away or not able to come downtown, you can still experience the historic Davis-Horton House and Gaslamp Quarter! Visit our website to see the variety of tours you can take online. Thank you all for helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum so that we can bring more virtual, educational, and historical tours to our community!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Did you know that we also offer virtual tours? If you're far away or not able to come downtown, you can still experience the historic Davis-Horton House and Gaslamp Quarter! Visit our website to see the variety of tours you can take online. Thank you all for helping us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum so that we can bring more virtual, educational, and historical tours to our community!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Not only is the Davis-Horton House the oldest edifice in the Gaslamp Quarter, but many say it is the most haunted! We ha...
05/18/2021

Not only is the Davis-Horton House the oldest edifice in the Gaslamp Quarter, but many say it is the most haunted! We have offered many tours (virtual and in person!) giving guests the opportunity to find out if this is true for themselves. Help us bring these spooky, but frightfully fun tours back! You can help #SaveTheGaslampMuseum by making a donation or sharing this post to support downtown San Diego's oldest and possibly most haunted House. 👻

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

The Gaslamp Players are a fabulous group of volunteers who present historic vignettes based upon the early history of “N...
05/18/2021

The Gaslamp Players are a fabulous group of volunteers who present historic vignettes based upon the early history of “New Town” San Diego. These costumed performers portray some of San Diego’s most interesting characters like Alonzo Horton and even Bum the Dog! 🐶 Check out one of their performances on our YouTube Channel.

They do so much for our organization and a donation to our #SaveTheGaslampMuseum fundraiser allows them to continue to share the history of our community. Thank you for your support!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

The Gaslamp Players are a fabulous group of volunteers who present historic vignettes based upon the early history of “New Town” San Diego. These costumed performers portray some of San Diego’s most interesting characters like Alonzo Horton and even Bum the Dog! 🐶 Check out one of their performances on our YouTube Channel.

They do so much for our organization and a donation to our #SaveTheGaslampMuseum fundraiser allows them to continue to share the history of our community. Thank you for your support!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

So far, 145 donations have come through helping us raise $13,500! We truly appreciate everyone who has donated, liked, a...
05/17/2021

So far, 145 donations have come through helping us raise $13,500! We truly appreciate everyone who has donated, liked, and shared our fundraiser so far. We could not do this without you! 🙏⁠
Please continue to be as generous as you can and let's #SaveTheGaslampMuseum together!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

So far, 145 donations have come through helping us raise $13,500! We truly appreciate everyone who has donated, liked, and shared our fundraiser so far. We could not do this without you! 🙏⁠
Please continue to be as generous as you can and let's #SaveTheGaslampMuseum together!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Have you taken a historical walking tour with us yet? No?! Well then join us Saturdays at 11 AM for a tour of the Gaslam...
05/15/2021

Have you taken a historical walking tour with us yet? No?! Well then join us Saturdays at 11 AM for a tour of the Gaslamp Quarter with our Historian or our Docents!

Can’t wait?!? Private tours can be booked online for your group on Tuesdays-Thursdays!

Every tours helps us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum and allows us to continue sharing the story of our historic district to both locals and visitors!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Have you taken a historical walking tour with us yet? No?! Well then join us Saturdays at 11 AM for a tour of the Gaslamp Quarter with our Historian or our Docents!

Can’t wait?!? Private tours can be booked online for your group on Tuesdays-Thursdays!

Every tours helps us #SaveTheGaslampMuseum and allows us to continue sharing the story of our historic district to both locals and visitors!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

We are thrilled to be open for Museum House Tours again on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM - 4 PM. We look forward to s...
05/14/2021

We are thrilled to be open for Museum House Tours again on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM - 4 PM. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the history of downtown San Diego's oldest standing edifice -the Davis-Horton House! Help us keep the doors open for future generations by donating to our fundraiser. Together we can #SavetheGaslampMuseum!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

We are thrilled to be open for Museum House Tours again on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM - 4 PM. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the history of downtown San Diego's oldest standing edifice -the Davis-Horton House! Help us keep the doors open for future generations by donating to our fundraiser. Together we can #SavetheGaslampMuseum!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Bum—San Diego's first and only official town dog! Beloved by many especially the kiddos of our city. Did you know he has...
05/13/2021

Bum—San Diego's first and only official town dog! Beloved by many especially the kiddos of our city.

Did you know he has two statues dedicated to him? One sits in the pocket park adjacent to the museum next to a statue of Greyfriars Bobby, and the other is in the Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland one of our sister cities. We have the only talking dog statues in the West coast. Visit the museum to learn the story of Bum and Bobby and help us preserve this unique piece of Gaslamp Quarter history. A contribution to our #SavetheGaslampMuseum fundraiser will aide in preserving these lovable dogs history!

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-the-gaslamp-museum

Address

410 Island Ave
San Diego, CA
92101

General information

The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm and Sunday, 12:00pm to 3:30pm. Admission: $5 General Admission Free under 7 Audio Tour: $10 for Adults $8 for Seniors and Active Military $5 for Students Free under 7

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 3:30pm

Telephone

(619) 233-4692

Products

We have a wonderful Museum Store featuring books, jewelry, toys, and other gifts.

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The Story of the Davis-Horton House

The oldest structure in “New Town” (now called Gaslamp Quarter) San Diego! Throughout it’s 100-plus year history, the house has been used as a military barracks, boarding house, county hospital, and private residence. It is now the Gaslamp Museum, and the headquarters of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation whose mission is “to preserve the architecture, culture, and history” of the birthplace of modern San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter. It is the only house still standing that was lived in by Alonzo Horton, one of San Diego’s Founding Fathers. You can take a self-guided, or audio-guided tour of the house Tuesday-Sunday, or delve deeper into the history of the house and the district by joining one of our Historical Walking Tours, Pub Crawls, or Ghost Tours.

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