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Marston House Museum & Gardens

  • 3525 7th Ave. Map It
  • Balboa Park
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 10/23/2014

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George W. Marston (1850–1946), a San Diego pioneer and philanthropist who financed the architectural landscaping of Balboa Park—among his myriad other San Diego civic projects—lived in this 16-room home at the northwest edge of the park. Designed in 1905 by San Diego architects Irving Gill and William Hebbard, it's a classic example of the American Arts and Crafts style, which emphasizes simplicity and functionality of form. On the 5-acre grounds is a lovely English

Romantic garden, as interpreted in California. The house may only be visited by guided tour.

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3525 7th Ave., San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Thurs.–Mon. 10–4:30 in summer, Fri.–Mon. 10–3:30 in winter, guided tours every half-hour. Call for info about weekend specialty tours of gardens, historic 7th Ave. and the Bankers Hill neighborhood.

Updated 10/23/2014


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