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Explore the Whaley House in San Diego
Published On April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

Constructed in 1857, the Whaley House of San Diego is a fantastic historical icon that only improves with time. Since having opened in 2005, the Whaley House in San Diego has been under constant restoration until it is brought back to its original state. Not only is the house rich in style and furnishing, but it preserves the history of the Whaley family. While touring the house, you may even hear about some haunted folklore surrounding the place.

About the Whaley House in San Diego

The Whaley House of San Diego was constructed by Thomas Whaley in 1857 for himself and his family. The house was designed to represent the peak of class in terms of architecture, and for a period of time, it certainly was. It was the first two-story building in San Diego. The Whaley House in San Diego remained in the ownership of the Whaley family through a series of great tragedies, until it fell into a state of great disrepair. In 2000, the Save Our Heritage Organization took it upon themselves to begin restoring the building. Not only was the house very disheveled and almost in ruin, the layout of the house had been altered several times over the years. The goal of this restoration, which continues to this day, is to return the building to its former design and glory so that the history of the place is never lost.

There are many things to do and learn about while touring the Whaley House in San Diego. Many tours are offered, including private tours after closing hours for the house. Some highlights of the Whaley House are the events it hosts. Every third Thursday, the Whaley House also hosts a silent movie showing at the Adobe Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Various events and exhibits are made in celebration of specific holidays and celebrations as well, including holidays like Halloween and Día de Los Muertos.

Located near Heritage County Park and only 15 minutes away from the Ramada San Diego Airport Hotel, the Whaley House in San Diego is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily during the summertime. Daytime admission for house tours is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Evening admission is from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Private tours for after hours in the Whaley House are also available but must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Stay at Ramada San Diego Airport Hotel

While visiting the Whaley House in San Diego, enjoy your stay at the Ramada San Diego Airport Hotel. Located conveniently within 15 minutes of the hotel, Ramada San Diego Airport offers the best rates when you book directly at: