With so many things to do in San Diego it can be hard to choose just one. However, if you are looking for something truly unique and exhilarating there are few options that are as sure to get your heart-pounding as a nighttime tour of the Whaley House in Old Town.
The Whaley House is a historic house that has been a San Diego landmark for well over a century. It served as the home of the Whaley family, and also was the first theater in San Diego, but that isn’t what really makes it appealing to ghost hunters. Prior to the house being constructed, the plot of land was the County Court House, and the site of numerous hangings. The first ghost reported to haunt the residence was that of Yankee Jim, an unfortunate early San Diegan who was hanged for stealing a rowboat in 1852. The Whaleys suffered their own tragedies including the suicide of Violet Whaley, and are thought to have further contributed to the house’s haunting. It is one of only two houses in California to be recognized as haunted by the U.S. Commerce Department and was named the top haunted house in the U.S. by the TV show “America’s Most Haunted.” Visiting Old Town and the Whaley House is a great choice for those looking for things to do in San Diego today.
Ghost hunting tours of the Whaley House start at 10:30 PM and last until midnight and cost $50 per person. It is highly recommended that you reserve a spot i advance since only 20 people are allowed on the tour each night. During the tour you will learn more about the haunted history of the legendary house as well as the pasts of the spirits who are said to roam its halls. Not only that, you will have the opportunity to learn about how people hunt for ghosts and get a chance to learn how to operate the equipment they use. If you are looking for distinctly San Diego things to do there is nothing better than a ghost hunting tour of the Whaley House.
Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that includes a ghost hunting tour of one of the most haunted places in the United States. Funbassadors can sell a FunGig that includes a tour along with a visit to the cemetery down the street or a trip to one of the numerous Old Town restaurants for a late dinner before the tour.