Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour - William Heath Davis House

Your Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour will begin with the William Heath Davis House - the oldest wooden structure in downtown San Diego.  Constructed by William Heath Davis in 1850, the pre-framed lumber “salt box” house was shipped from the east coast by boat around Cape Horn.  The present-day museum has been home to fascinating people, including pre-Civil War West Point graduates and Alonzo Horton, who many consider the founder of San Diego. Each room is decorated to represent different eras in the life of the house and its former inhabitants.  

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm;
Sunday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Closed: Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Directions: I-5 to Front Street/Civic Center exit. Proceed straight on Front Street. Turn left on Broadway, then right on 4th Street. Proceed to Island Street. The house is at the corner of 4th and Island Streets.

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  • Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour - William Heath Davis House
  • 410 Island Avenue
  • San Diego, CA
  • 619-233-4692
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