Guided tour

San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

From US$ 36 per person

Take a ride on the dark side during this spirited and entertaining evening trolley bus tour. Hear about stories of history and mystery and the legends of San Diego’s past. See sights including the Whaley House exterior, Old Town, and 2 cemeteries.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Tour the grounds of the infamous Whaley House, the site of paranormal activity
  • Learn about wild characters who lived and died in San Diego
  • Visit 2 local cemeteries to hear the stories of the people buried there
Full description

Whilst San Diego is known the world over for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and abundance of points of interest not many people know about the city's darker side. Discover San Diego's long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences, and more ominous sides on a fun and informative guided tour. Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in San Diego. First, venture into the sleepy streets of the Mission Hills neighborhood, where Pioneer Park is transformed at night. Continue to Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and learning about the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night, and many more unsavory characters. Finally, the tour includes a tour of the grounds and exterior of the Whaley House, where many reported paranormal occurrences have taken place.

  • 90-minute narrated trolley tour with 2 stops
  • Short walking tour of El Campo Santo Cemetery
  • Short walking tour of Old Town Cemetery and Whaley House exterior
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Redeem your voucher and check in at the boarding location in front of the Old Town Market, 4010 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is not appropriate for children
  • Part of the tour is walking across a variety of terrain including grass, sidewalks, and burial grounds, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

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Fun: tour guide was knowledgeable and played roles which made it fun. Whaley guides very good. Lots early SD history discusses. Old Town SD great place after tour.

December 8, 2019

It was so much fun enjoyed our tour guide an he was very entertaining got to see a chandelier move on its own that was thrilling

March 8, 2020

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