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*Ghosts & Gravestones: Reservations are required. This tour is not appropriate for children. We run most dark & stormy nights; dress appropriately. Part of the tour is walking. Wear comfortable shoes or you will be dead on your feet. Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.
Old Town Trolley Tours: As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Ghosts & Gravestones: Travel back in time with us and learn of the spirits of the notorious wild characters like Gunslingers, Gamblers and Ladies of the Night who lived and died in San Diego. It is possible that their spirits live on in the dark recesses of our historic buildings and neighborhoods.
As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the San Diego tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the birthplace of California on one of our orange and green trolleys.
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. Because we showcase the best of San Diego and Coronado, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pickups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances.
Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived & died in San Diego.
Notorious wild characters like Gunslingers, Gamblers and Ladies of the Night lived and died in San Diego and it is possible that their spirits live on in the dark recesses of our historic buildings and neighborhoods.
Pioneer Park is perfect for picnics and for school children to play; indeed, it is a lovely place during the day. Located next to Grant School, hear stories of how the park changes to the darker side when the sun goes down and there is a different feeling in the air.
Journey through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and ending at the Whaley House – both sites of many reported paranormal occurrences. According to the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted, the Whaley House is the most haunted house in the United States. Although we cannot state positively that the House is really haunted, the voluminous documentation of paranormal occurrences at the site makes a compelling case. But, if there are ghosts at the Whaley House, who are they and why are they here?
*Ghosts & Gravestones: Reservations are required. This tour is not appropriate for children. We run most dark & stormy nights; dress appropriately. Part of the tour is walking. Wear comfortable shoes or you will be dead on your feet.
Hop on and off at any of our 10 convenient stops.
Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.
Stop B - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive
Stop C - Seaport Village 480 Kettner Blvd.
Stop E - Horton Plaza Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza
Stop F - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.
Stop H - Coronado - McPs 1107 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA
January 1 – February 28, October 29 – December 31:
9:00am – 5:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 3:00pm from Old Town)
March 1 – June 15, July 4, August 20 – October 28:
9:00am – 6:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 4:00pm from Old Town)
June 16 – July 3, July 5 – August 19:
9:00am – 7:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 5:00pm from Old Town)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend – May 26-28, Rock-N-Roll Marathon – June 3, Independence Day – July 4, Comic Con – July 19-22, AFC Half Marathon – August 19, Labor Day Weekend – September 1-3, December Nights – November 30-December 1.
We run most dark & stormy nights.
Check reservations calendar for availability and times*.
Available Thursday – Sunday only.
*November: Friday and Saturday evenings only.
Closed Thanksgiving and the month of December.
Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Late arrivals may result in forfeited seat.
Reservations are required. Guests must check in 30 minutes prior to departure. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. First to check-in, first seated. To change or cancel reservation, you must do so 24 hours in advance by calling. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted 24 hours prior to tour departure.
Tour may be re-scheduled up to 24 hours in advance by calling 619-298-8687.
Length of tour: Approximately 105 minutes long; Ghost Trolley tour is 75 minutes long and the Whaley House tour is 30 minutes long.
This ghost tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age.