Haunted San Diego Tour: Discover City's Spooky History
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395 Ratings
San Diego
Embark on the Haunted San Diego Tour and uncover the city's spooky history. Experience spine-tingling stories, authentic history, and the proof that ghosts exist. Join us now!
Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House - You will enter the house that the San Diego Ghost Hunters, tell us is currently the “most active”, location in SD. Even more active then the more famous ones. Entry is included!

This is the house where people would come to die as it was a hospital of sorts with a dramatic history. Our guests have experienced being pushed around the house with a hand on their back when there is no one behind them and catching mysterious shapes on camera, lots of orbs here as well. Bring your camera! While we can’t employ ghost or guarantee something will happen, things can and will occur we just don’t know when.

  • Horton Grand Hotel - You will enter this location, we do a presentation in the bar and lobby. Famous for room 309 and room 209, which are both active. One of the ghosts maybe someone you have already heard of, an infamous gunslinger, can yoYou will enter this location, we do a presentation in the bar and lobby. Famous for room 309 and room 209, which are both active. One of the ghosts maybe someone you have already heard of, an infamous gunslinger, can you guess who that might be? Visitors still experience mysterious cold chills, footsteps, and glowing orbs.u guess who that might be? Visitors still experience mysterious cold chills, footsteps and glowing orbs.
  • Villa Montezuma Museum - You will go on the premise of the Villa, a museum that is closed at night. But don’t be fooled, if you read our reviews, this location is one of many people’s top, our presentation there is very well received and plus lots of eerie things have been captured by our guest lens.

You will see this location, which is haunted by 2 people who once lived there. Strangely enough, they say, it is the first person to live in the house and the last to live in the Villa Montezuma. Perhaps you will hear music from beyond or see a haunted artifact move.

  • Whaley House Museum - You will go on the premises of the Whaley House. Find out how it all began with Yankee Jim and it’s other doomed occupants. Get the, for lack of a better word, “Greatest Hits” tales at this location.
  • El Campo Santo Cemetery - What is a haunted tour without a graveyard? You will enter this location and be told the stories among the tombstones.

Back to where it all began. Old Town San Diego, El Campo Santo Cemetery has a long history of the macabre. Ghosts there are disturbed as their burial grounds have been disturbed many times. Strange figures still appear seemingly to glow and float above the ground.

What's Included
  • Intimate Tour with Limited Seats
  • World-Class Storytellers and Trained Thespians
  • Historically Accurate Ghost Stories
  • Spooky and Haunted Locations
  • Disembark at All Locations and Enter the Majority of Them
  • Experience the Ghost Coach, our Coffin on Wheels
  • Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour
What's Not Included
  • Due to our bus size and the older nature of our locations we are not wheel chair accessible. If you have a member with ambulatory challenges, please call us (619.255.6170) to go over it.
  • Children under 10 are not recommended. If you have a child under 10, please call us (619.255.6170) to make sure this is a good fit.
Additional Information

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On our OFFICIAL Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour, you’ll listen to chilling tales about real individuals, past events, fables, and the spirits that make San Diego one of the most ghost-filled cities in the west.

We rank #1 in terms of the most reviewed SD ghost tour on TA, Yelp, Google & Facebook.

Our approximately 2-hour journey by bus and light walk, makes history of San Diego come alive… one spectral tale at a time. Get set for a blend of factual heritage, genuine spine-chilling moments, and lighthearted gags to ease off the tension. Be open to going through a spectrum of feelings and gain knowledge about SD’s hidden aspects as well.

Be a part of our trip, and you’ll encounter:

Our evidence of supernatural presence
Enthralling past unfolded theatrically
Professional dramatist narrators in costume
The phantom coach, our mobile theatre shaped like a coffin
Spooky incidents sometimes occur during the tour (it’s scarce, but it does happen)

It’s about time you sign up and embrace the eerie!

  • Our Haunted Guided Tour is small and intimate. We have only 14 seats available per tour. As such we require at least 8 people/ghost hunter in our to run. If for some reason it looks like the tour will not go (this is rare but does occasionally happen), we will personally call you with a tour update 2-3 hours before your tour is set to go. If your tour does not go, again very rare, we will refund you or move you to another date. Feel free to call (619.255.6170) us or email us with any questions or if you just want an update on how many have signed up so far. If we don’t pick up immediately we will get back to you shortly.
  • Please make sure to be at the plaza 15 minutes before you tour embarks. We operate out of and pick you up from Plaza Guanajuato | 2415 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110. It is the plaza across the street and down a store front from the Old Town Graveyard (El Campo Santo Graveyard official name). You’ll see our purple bus.

  • Please make sure to use the bathroom before your tour. You will be going to historic locations which have no bathroom access, and your party definitely should use the bathroom before joining us. Bathrooms can be found in the neighboring restaurants and businesses. There is a public restroom at the back of Cafe Coyote a block away. Just walk to the very back of their plaza.
  • If you are driving, please show up early to get parking.
  • Service animals are allowed provided they are small and do not disturb the other attendees. If you have a larger animal like a German Sheppard you would need to purchase an additional seat and may not be able to enter some of the locations as there are antique and very valuable, fragile historic artifacts in them.
Location
2415 San Diego Ave
San Diego Avenue
Old Town Corral Plaza - 2415 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110 Directions: Tour departs from Old Town Corral Plaza (across the street from the Cemetery, next to the Mermaid Store and the cowboy figures in the plaza). Please arrive 20 minutes before your tour time and use the bathroom before.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(395 Ratings)
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200juani
Apr 1, 2024
Perfect way to end our spring break. - Cowboy Pete really took care of us. Our driver was great also (I’m sorry I don’t remember his name), but he was also a lot of fun and super sweet! The whole experience was very memorable. We took a family trip with an 11, 13 and 18 year old and they all enjoyed it. The history, the story telling, the views and the ambiance were amazing. We experienced the most at the Davis-Horton house, it was mainly personal feelings among some of us. The Villa Montezuma was absolutely beautiful and we loved that we were able to actually go inside. Definitely recommend. It was great!
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Franklin_t
Mar 31, 2024
Fun and informative - Very knowledgeable guides, great access to areas and interesting stories. Good variety of areas and attractions. Recommend ride share to and from as parking is tight near pickup
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Holly_s
Mar 27, 2024
Would Definitely Recommend - We loved it! So fun. Our guide Rosalinda and driver Mike were wonderful! It was a cool way to see parts of San Diego and learn some interesting history:)
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I836qgjocelync
Mar 25, 2024
So nice - Archie was amazing and so nice would so recommend. 10/10 jokes. The houses were in nice shape and it was so cool to hear about all of the different reasons why it’s haunted. This made me want to continue my paranormal journey,
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Bree_b
Mar 22, 2024
Fantastic - Awesome … loved the jokes, laughs, very interesting… was awesome I would so go again. The weather was great … driver was very courteous as well as the host . Very welcoming atmosphere
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177shear
Mar 22, 2024
Amazing ghost adventure for all - Amazing ghastly trip around San Diego. We saw some legendary historical buildings that I didn't even know existed! The crew did an amazing job channeling the spirits of beyond! Villa Montezuma was breathtaking!!
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Mansagerj
Mar 18, 2024
Great Ghost Tour! - My family really enjoyed this Ghost Tour. The locations were great and our tour guide Rosalinda was very professional, informative, and really fit the part. There was no downtime on this trip with stories being told as we rode from location to location. The tour bus decorations were super fun as well. For anyone looking to learn some history, hear some great stories, and check out some spooky locations, we highly recommend this tour.
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Sarah_g
Mar 15, 2024
Fun and different! - Rosalinda made the tour a lot more fun. Very interesting and we learned a lot of information we didn’t know before.
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Terri_t
Mar 10, 2024
Cowboy Pete’s the bomb! - Loved Cowboy Pete and his haunted bus tour. Actually getting to ride on a bus and get out and enter some of the homes Cowboy Pete told us about made this tour better than walking tours I’ve been on before. Pete is a great character and makes the evening very entertaining. Highly recommend!
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Sarahrayyy
Mar 7, 2024
Not worth it - The host, Rosalinda, was a great host. Otherwise, the tour was not ghost related whatsoever. It was very unclear how the first stop related. I have been on ghost tours in 7 other urban cities in the US, and this one was unfortunately not worth the cost.
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