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Whaley House Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

2476 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

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About Whaley House Museum

This is an 1857 Greek Revival style residence, a California Historical Landmark,[2] and museum located in Old Town, San Diego. From its rich Greek Revival architecture style and authentic decor to its mysterious past and unrivaled haunted pedigree, it’s no wonder this home attracts visitors from all over the world. Besides being the Whaley family home, it was also San Diego’s first commercial theater, the county courthouse, and a general store.

Attractions Near Whaley House Museum

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Model Railroad Museum0.16km from Whaley House Museum

This is the world's largest accredited model railroad museum. This unique museum contains five enormous scale model layouts depicting railroads of the Southwest in O, HO, and N scales. Its mission is to collect, preserve and present the heritage of American railroading using educational programs, displays, toy trains, and scale models of California railroads.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park0.39km from Whaley House Museum

A state protected historical park commemorating the early days of the City of San Diego and includes many historic buildings from the period 1820 to 1870.

Old Town
Old Town0.44km from Whaley House Museum

Old Town San Diego features acres of Mexican heritage, historical sites, colorful shops, eclectic restaurants, a theater and tons more to explore.Old Town has over 30 restaurants, most with great outdoor dining, and a quaint atmosphere plus there are more than 75 unique places to shop. This historic area is situated next to the State Park with 32 historic sites and shops.

Presidio Park
Presidio Park0.7km from Whaley House Museum

Presidio is a national park site like no other, with surprising adventures for everyone. Get away from it all on a trail and enjoy the view from a scenic overlook. The park encompasses about 40 acres and has views of the city, the San Diego River valley, and the Pacific Ocean. The grounds are open for picnics and play. The facilities can be used for weddings and other special events.

Junípero Serra Museum
Junípero Serra Museum0.78km from Whaley House Museum

The Junípero Serra Museum, in Presidio Park, is one of the most familiar landmarks in San Diego. The Museum exhibits archeological finds, historic objects, and reference materials related to Spanish colonization and the early history of California and provides educational programs about the Spanish, Mexican and indigenous heritage of the San Diego region.

Liberty Public Market
Liberty Public Market2.09km from Whaley House Museum

A 7-day a week Public Market and event venue offering the best of what the region has to offer. Showcasing a rustic environment with prepared foods, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, produce, fish, desserts and pastries, pastas, arts and crafts, a test kitchen, pop up dinners, and educational driven events.

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California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. This forms the most densely populated region of the county.