San Diego Sights

Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House

  • 410 Island Ave. Map It
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Historic District/Site

Published 05/18/2016

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The oldest wooden house in San Diego houses the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, the district's curator. Before developer Alonzo Horton came to town, Davis, a prominent San Franciscan, had made an unsuccessful attempt to develop the waterfront area. In 1850 he had this prefab saltbox-style house, built in Maine, shipped around Cape Horn and assembled in San Diego (it originally stood at State and Market streets). Ninety-minute walking tours of the historic district leave from the house on Saturday at 11 am and cost $15. If you can't time your visit with the tour, a self-guided tour map is available for $2.

Sight Information


410 Island Ave., at 4th Ave., San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–4

Published 05/18/2016


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