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Hours & Admission

For the Whaley House Museum & the Museum Shop

All tickets are sold at the Whaley House Museum Shop (same schedule as the Whaley House), right next door to the Whaley House, which also carries a selection of Whaley House souvenirs, such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, shot glasses, coffee and beer mugs, and postcards, as well as books about San Diego history and the supernatural.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow enough time to tour the house. All tours are self-guided, but docents are always available to answer questions and provide additional information. No advance reservations are necessary for groups of less than 12.

The Whaley House is open year round
(Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.
all our sites close at 5pm on 4th of July, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.)


Please note that hours are seasonal


Non-Summer Hours
(Day after Labor Day through day before Memorial Day)
Sunday - Tuesday 10am-4:30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday - Saturday 10am-9:30pm
(Last tour begins at 9:30pm)

Daytime Admission (10am-4:30pm)
$8 Adults · $7 Active Duty Military · $6 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Free for children 5 and under
(Includes admission to the Adobe Chapel Museum, noon-4pm, Saturday & Sunday only)

Evening Admission
6-9:30pm · Thursday & Friday only · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
5-9:30pm · Saturday only · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
$13 Adults · $8 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Children 5 & under not recommended


Summer Hours
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Open Daily 10am-9:30pm
(Last tour begins at 9:30pm)

Daytime Admission (10am-4:30pm)
$8 Adults · $7 Active Duty Military · $6 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Free for children 5 and under
(Includes admission to the Adobe Chapel Museum, noon-4pm, Saturday & Sunday only)

Evening Admission 6-9:30pm Monday-Thursday · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
5-9:30pm · Friday, Saturday, & Sunday · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
$13 Adults · $8 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Children 5 & under not recommended

July 4 - Closed at 5pm


School Spring Break Hours
(4th Monday in March through 2nd Saturday in April)
Open Daily 10am-9:30pm

Daytime Admission (10am-4:30pm)
(Includes admission to the Adobe Chapel Museum, noon-4pm, Saturday & Sunday only)
$8 Adults · $7 Active Duty Military · $6 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Free for children 5 and under

Evening Admission
6-9:30pm daily except Saturday · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
5-9:30pm · Saturday only · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
$13 Adults · $8 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Children 5 & under not recommended


School Winter Break Hours
3rd Monday in December through New Year's Day
Open Daily 10am-9:30pm, except
Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve 10am-5pm
Closed Christmas day

Daytime Admission (10am-4:30pm)
(Includes admission to the Adobe Chapel Museum, noon-4pm, Saturday & Sunday only)
$8 Adults · $7 Active Duty Military · $6 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Free for children 5 and under

Evening Admission
6-9:30pm daily except Saturday · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
5-9:30pm · Saturday only · Last tour begins at 9:30pm
$13 Adults · $8 Seniors (65 & over) & Children (ages 6-12)
Children 5 & under not recommended


Private After Hours Tours of the Whaley House (after 10pm)

  • 2 person minimum
  • $75 per person for one hour
  • $50 per person each additional hour
  • Tour is limited to 3 hours total
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance
  • Tickets must be paid for at time reservation is made
  • Dates & times based on docent availability
  • Private tours are not offered during the last week of October

WHALEY HOUSE MUSEUM

2476 San Diego Avenue, San Diego 92110
(619) 297-7511

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2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-7511
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