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San Diego Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

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San Diego, United States
San Diego Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

While San Diego may be best known for beaches and sunshine, the city does have a darker side. Delve into San Diego's haunted history on this trolley and walking tour through Old Town. Hear tales of gamblers, gunslingers, and other shady characters whose spirits are said to live beyond the grave, and be on the lookout for paranormal activity as you visit graveyards, historic buildings, the Maritime Museum, and the grounds of the Whaley House — considered one of the most haunted homes in America.
  • Haunted history tour of San Diego
  • Explore San Diego's sinister side with professional and entertaining storytellers
  • Learn about notorious characters from the city past
  • Visit Pioneer Park, El Campo Santo Cemetery, and the Maritime Museum in the evening
  • Hear tales of supernatural phenomenons experienced in historic buildings and graveyards
  • Walk the grounds of the Whaley House, one of the most haunted houses in America
  • Fun way to learn San Diego history
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4010 Twiggs St , 4010 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

The tour meets at the Old Town Market located at 4010 Twiggs Street. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to your tour time required. Please give yourself time to find parking. Failure to check in 30 minutes prior to tour time could forfeit your seat.
  • Parking available at Old Town State Park
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Ghosts and Gravestones Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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star-5
More than what you see, the history right beneath me.
Nicholas_H
, Aug 2022
Discovering that there were so many burial sites right where most just see as another road. Old town being the very first town in the entire state of California, oh my goodness. That was mind blowing.
star-5
Ghost tour
Raymond_Z
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was just great. Had a great time. Would definitely do it again. The Pioneer Park was the best part
star-5
Fun spooky entertainment for the whole family
Vaness_G
, Aug 2022
Loved the historical accuracy and details about the city of San Diego and the fun host. Very entertaining and fun . Highly recommend
star-4
Interesting
Kara_H
, Aug 2022
Guide was knowledgeable and it was interesting. The bus was really cool. Go early so you can walk around the area first. Stores were closed when our tour was over.
star-1
Waste of time
Ryan_F
, Aug 2022
This was a waste of money. I’ve been on these tours before and this place was just boring and a complete waste of time
star-5
Very informative
Georgine_Z
, Jul 2022
The whole trip was just great. Susan our guide was very good at her job and she was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Nice!
Laura_B
, Jul 2022
I checked in and the lady behind the desk was kind enough to let me charge my phone. The tour guide was the ghost of a major historical figure. We heard her story so that was cool. The entire setup was well thought out and timed. When we weren't at the physical sites, we received context on the way. Reality is stranger than fiction... for sure...
star-5
Loved the Tour
AnnaMarie_H
, Jul 2022
The tour was interesting in the way it presented San Diego History in a fluid manner that tied together throughout the tour. I learned quite a bit about! The Tour guide was excellent! I love that she was in character as a person from San Diego’s past!
star-2
Nice try but not worth it
Todd_C
, Jul 2022
A for effort but really not that interesting and certainly mot worth what we paid. Trolley trip to a cemetery with some interesting stories for an hour. I suggest a walking tour around old town instead
star-4
Wouldn’t wanna play there!
Kris_S
, Jun 2022
Learning about a graveyard that has a park now in its place . Would have loved to come back after dark to see if the ghost stories were true!
star-5
Informative and interesting!
Russ_L
, Jun 2022
Pioneer park has quite a secret to be told… El Campo Santo Cemetery story is interesting, and the Whaley house story is compelling! Amy did a great job as our frightseeing host with many tidbits shared along the way…
star-4
Good experience!
Mary_L
, Jun 2022
Our ghost tour guide was friendly and great! We went on tour last May 27, 2022. PS: There’s really ghosts in the Whaley House.
star-3
Not worth the time or money
Kelly_B
, Jun 2022
The tour starts with a trolley ride through the neighborhoods to the park and listening to the history of an old cemetery. The trolley then takes you to the old cemetery on the main street of Old Town, and you end up in the backyard of the Whaley House. I would have rather spent the money on the Whaley House tour and walked on my own. The guide and driver were fine.
star-3
Great guide... Skimpy stops.
Julianne_R
, Jun 2022
So, our tour guide Deena and driver were fantastic! They were fun and knowledgeable. My review to come has nothing to do with the superior service that they provided. I was disappointed in that the actual "tour" has become so slimmed down. We went to one stop on the actual trolley, the Old Town graveyard and the backyard of the Whaley house. Our group was told that for an extra $18 we could go into the Whaley house. The last time I went on the tour (about five years ago) it made a few stops one at the haunted park, an old Victorian mansion, downtown at the old naval hospital and the Whaley house tour was included. Basically, the "tour" attractions were lack luster and could be beefed up. I would gladly pay a few extra dollars to receive a more immersed experience.
star-4
Fun
Kimberley_C
, May 2022
This tour was fun and host was great. We enjoyed whole tour but we’re bummed not being able to go inside The Whalen House. Our tour time was 9pm
star-5
Totally worth it. I...
Ruben_A
, Apr 2022
Totally worth it. I would’ve never guessed most of what we learned. Very informative and our ghost guide made it fun and exciting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Historic tour
Katidia_G
, Apr 2022
History of San Diego in a “spooky”themed way. Not spooky. My kids 6 & 8 attended. More dull than exciting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience for locals and visitors!
Dominoe_F
, Mar 2022
Great experience. I’m an SD native and really enjoyed the history, stories and tour. Guide did a spectacular job! I’d recommend to locals and visitors!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Not suitable for children
Jennifer_G
, Nov 2021
Was not what we expected. Information given to us about the tour were different from what we experienced and saw. We should have been given a better explanation of the tour. We had an 8 year old who became very upset during the tour. If we had a better understanding of the type of tour we would not have gone and would like to get a refund as we had to leave 1/2 way thru
star-5
I liked the history...
Melanie_P
, Nov 2021
I liked the history behind the sites we visited. I'm a local an I was not aware of all the local ghost histories of Old Town! We toured Pioneer Park, The Cemetary of El Campo Santo, and the outside of the Whaley House. The tour guide did point out points of interest when traveling from site to site. I would definitely recommend for both tourists and locals alike!

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