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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.
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.
*Valid for two consecutive days from date of purchase. Museum of Us is valid within seven days of trolley tour 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.
The safety and well-being of our guests and team members remain our highest priority.
Old Town Trolley Tours is taking enhanced safety and health measures for the benefit of our guests. Inherent risks to COVID-19 exist in any place where people are gathered. By using our services, you voluntarily assume all risks rising out of or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable illness.
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. Interpret tales of unanswered crimes, puzzling tragedies, eternal sorrow, and mysterious legends that surround the grounds. Heavy footsteps filled with vindication invite you to learn the unforgettable tale of the Whaley House saga.
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.
Hop on and off at any of our 12 convenient stops.
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 - Hotel Del Coronado Approx. 1520 Orange Ave.
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.
10am – 4:30pm.
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.
2476 San Diego Ave.
Intersection of Harney St. and San Diego Ave.
There is free parking available at Old Town State Park. Please plan accordingly.