The Old Town Historical Walking Tour provides the perfect opportunity to explore the history of San Diego. Old Town San Diego is considered the "birthplace" of California. The Old Town Historic Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It features amazing old historic houses, unique specialty shops, the first San Diego newspaper office and spectacular gardens. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most beautiful sights that the Old Town of San Diego has to offer.

$75.00 $99.00


Approx. 90 Minutes.

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Our Old Town Walking Tour is very much like taking a step back into history. To see San Diego as it was during the very beginning of our city. From the first Mission of Father Junipero Serra, to the expedition of Gaspar de Portola, and the history of our entire city. Our backstories along with the back drop of Old Town sparks the imaginations of our guests and literally takes you back in time.

Known as the birthplace of San Diego and all of California, Old Town is a cultural hotspot. With stunning views of Mission Bay from the top of Presidio Park, to the smells of fresh-cooking Mexican cuisine and the beautiful Spanish architecture below, the Old Town Tour abounds with the vibe and flair for which Spanish and Mexican cultures are known.

We begin our tour at The Whaley House, then we proceed to the cemetery for the troubling story of Yankee Jim and the unique stories of others before him. Then we proceed to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church completed in 1917, which traces its history back to the first Catholic Mass celebrated in California. Captain Sebastian Vizcaino had a tent hastily erected so that three Catholic priests accompanying his Spanish expedition could celebrate a mass of gratitude for a safe voyage Nov. 12, 1602. The current house of worship replaced an adobe structure built in 1851. The bell tower houses one of the two original bells from the San Diego Mission. The other is located at the Mission San Diego de Alcala.

On this tour you will also see Presidio Park, Junipero Serra Museum, the Padre Cross, Bazaar del Mundo, Old Town State Historic Park, Heritage County Park, Spanish and Mediterranean renaissance architecture, and much much more.

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Tour Details


$99.00 per guest.


Old Town, San Diego.


Daily tours offered daily and hourly.


This experience takes place in most weather conditions.


The Whaley House Museum
2476 San Diego Avenue San Diego, CA 92110


Please contact us for any additional information at 1-619-367-9207.


Approx. 90 Minutes.




1 Guest is included here. (Any group size can be accommodated).


Comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes.


Please bring yourself ready for an awesome time!


No cancellations or refunds within 7 days of your tour date.

Old Town Walking Tour Includes:

  • A history of Old Town and its founding

  • The Whaley House Museum, one of America's most haunted houses

  • El Campo Santo Cemetery

  • The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

  • Presidio Park

  • Junipero Serra Museum

  • The Padre Cross

  • Old Town Marketplace

  • Bazaar del Mundo

  • Old Town State Historic Park

  • Heritage County Park

  • Spanish and Mediterranean renaissance architecture

  • Various Historic Buildings and Sites

  • And much much more!

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