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Trolley & Whaley House Day Tour

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Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. Our fleet of orange and green trolleys travel frequently throughout San Diego and over the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge to Coronado on a continuous 25-mile loop visiting various neighborhoods with 11 destination stops. Whaley House Day Tour: Crossover to San Diego’s grim history by taking a self-guided tour through the prominent Whaley House Museum! Exhibit rooms accompany this living history experience.

Your Trolley & Whaley House Day Tour Includes:

  • Old Town Trolley Tours:
  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 11 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Trolley ticket includes 10 museums* ($20 value)
  • Free discount coupons ($30 value)
  • FREE map brochure with day planner
  • Whaley House Day Tour:
  • Self-paced tour through the interior and surrounding grounds of the House.
  • See and hear the history that makes the property a unique legacy site.
  • Discover the heritage that leads many to believe that the Whaley House is America's Most Haunted!
  • Get an unparalleled peek into early California history.
  • Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day

San Diego Old Town Trolley Tours

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.

Free Museums* with Your Old Town Trolley Ticket:

  • Coronado Historical Museum – Stop I
  • Timken Museum of Art – Stop J
  • San Diego Firehouse Museum – Stop K
  • Mormon Battalion Museum – Stop A
  • Seeley Stable Museum/California State Park – Stop A
  • Old Town Railroad Museum – Stop A
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum – Stop E
  • San Diego History Center – Stop J
  • Veterans Museum Balboa Park  – Stop J
  • Hotel Del Coronado/Ice House Museum – Stop I

Whaley House Day Tour

Viewed as an integral part of Old Town San Diego since 1857, the Whaley House offers you a glimpse into the past. With more than a century in the making, the Whaley House holds an impressive amount of San Diego heritage, from the time of old west prospectors to the flourishing of Old Town as the heart of California. Recognized as the oldest two-story brick-structure south of Monterey California, the Whaley House features magnificent Greek Revival architecture along with an unrivaled historical timeline encompassing San Diego’s second County courthouse, a lively theatre, a charming general store, and a prominent family home. Learn the history behind the mystery of San Diego’s legendary Whaley House.

Notes

Please plan appropriately for the historic attributes of the Whaley House Museum including stairs and uneven grounds. Wheelchair access available only on the first floor; no elevators on-site. Service dogs allowed.

If you are an individual with a disability and require an auxiliary aid or service to enjoy one of our tours, please contact us at (619) 298-8687.

For those guests who are unable to take the stairs, we are happy to provide a tablet with an audio/visual presentation of the second floor of the Whaley House.

Old Town Trolley Stops in San Diego

Hop on and off at any of our 11 convenient stops.

  • A
    STOP
    Old Town Market
  • B
    STOP
    Maritime Museum
  • C
    STOP
    Embarcadero Marina
  • D
    STOP
    Seaport Village
  • E
    STOP
    Marriott Marquis and Marina
  • F
    STOP
    Gaslamp Quarter
  • G
    STOP
    East Convention Center – Petco Park and Hilton Bayfront
  • H
    STOP
    Barrio Logan
  • I
    STOP
    Coronado / Orange Avenue
  • J
    STOP
    Balboa Park / Zoo
  • K
    STOP
    Little Italy

Booth Locations

Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.

Stop C - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive

Stop D - Seaport Village 825 West Harbor Drive

Stop F - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.

Stop I - Coronado – Orange Ave. 1107 Orange Ave.

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Old Town Trolley Tours

Tours open daily.

October 30 – March 12
9am – 5pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 3pm finishing up approximately at 5pm.

March 13 – October 29
9am – 6pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 4pm finishing up approximately at 6pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Times vary depending on season.

Download trolley schedule

Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend, Rock-N-Roll Marathon, Independence Day, Comic Con, AFC Half Marathon, Labor Day Weekend, December Nights.

Whaley House Day Tour

Open daily.
10am – 4:30pm.

Duration:
Walk through at your own pace after a 5-minute introduction. Self-guided tour of the Whaley House and grounds averages 30-40 minutes.

Reservations are not required for daytime tours. Tickets available on site.

Location:
2476 San Diego Ave.
Intersection of Harney St. and San Diego Ave.

Parking:
There is free parking available at Old Town State Park. Please plan accordingly.

The Whaley House Day Tour is rated PG. An adult must accompany children 12 years of age and under. Tour may not be suitable for children under 13. Content might be sensitive for some guests.

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*The Whaley House Day Tour is rated PG. An adult must accompany children 12 years of age and under. Tour may not be suitable for children under 13. Content might be sensitive for some guests. Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day. Free museums valid for two consecutive days from date of purchase. Some museums offer free admission. Others are free due to the partnership with Old Town Trolley Tours. Other restrictions may apply. Free museums have no cash value and are not refundable and non-transferable. Certain museums may have limited days and hours. Please call the museum for more information.

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