From books and guides about the haunted to sdGH recommended local, national and international haunted hot spots, available here is a multitude of resources helpful for your own paranormal investigations.

Historic Gaslamp Quarter
The men, women and historic buildings that make up the history
of the Gaslamp Quarter — the beginnings of ‘New Town’.
Heritage Park
This 7.8-acre county park is dedicated to the preservation
of San Diego’s Victorian architecture.
Hotel Del Coronado
A legend. Rising from water’s edge on the quaint island of Coronado
in San Diego, the Hotel del Coronado is
considered one of America’s most beautiful beach resorts.

Horton Grand Hotel
Located in the heart of the the Gaslamp Quarter District,
The Horton Grand Hotel is a full-service historical
Victorian era hotel comprised of 132 unique, beautifully
appointed guest rooms.
Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for
excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels.
The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships,
including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India.
Missions of San Diego County
Read about Missions San Diego de Alcala, San Luis Rey,
Pala, Santa Ysabel, and Las Flores.

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

First of the 21 missions and known as the Mother of the
Missions, Mission San Diego de Alcala
was founded on July 16, 1769 by Blessed Junipero Serra.


Mission San Luis Rey.
A National Historic Landmark founded in 1798, Mission San Luis Rey
is the largest of the 21 California Missions and recently ranked
first among the Seven Wonders of San Diego North County.

Old Town San Diego
Home of the infamously haunted Whaley House Museum,
the weather, the food and the history make Old Town
one of the best places to visit in San Diego.
Old Town Historic Park
A San Diego Historical Society list of all historical
buildings and museums.
Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
Rancho Buena Vista is the best-preserved of the fabled
land-grant ranchos. The entire area imparts a sense of history
and an aura of the romance of early California.

Rancho Guajome Adobe
Located in Vista (San Diego North County), the rancho is a
National Historic Landmark, restored by the County of San Diego to its
original splendor. It is maintained as a historic site and is open to
the public for tours and special events.

San Diego Historical Society
Discover the colorful events and culturally diverse people that
have made San Diego the nation’s eighth largest city. The site’s listed
museums feature permanent and special exhibits that
interpret San Diego history.
Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO)
Through education, advocacy, and stewardship SOHO’s mission is
to preserve, promote and support preservation of the architectural,
cultural and historical links and landmarks of historical San Diego.
Star of India Historic Ship
The Star of India is the world’s oldest active ship and has been called
the foremost symbol of San Diego. This phenomenal floating museum
is a favorite haunt of The San Diego Ghost Hunters.

The Whaley House Museum
Built by Thomas Whaley, his residence was a general store, theater,
courthouse and public record house. It is listed by the US Department
of Commerce as an authentic haunted house.
William Heath Davis House
Alive with history: including it’s original owner life, William Heath Davis,
who first tried to develop modern San Diego and it’s the only known
structure left standing that was home to Alonzo Horton, the man
generally credited with being San Diego’s founder.

Vallecito Stage Station
About 1851, pioneer James R. Lassiter saw opportunity in the
valley and established a store and campground to accommodate the many
emigrants. Not only is it a California Historic Landmark, it is also haunted.

Alpine Historical Society
John DeWitt Historic Museum and Library
2116 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA
Altamirano-Pedrorena House
Old Town State Historic Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
and Anza-Borrego Museum

200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
Borrego Springs, CA 92004-0310
Desert Nature Center
652 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Balboa Park
There is a wealth of history here, including
many museums. Spend all day.
Barona Cultural Center and Museum
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-443-7003 x 219
Black Hawk Smithy & Stable
Old Town State Historic Park
Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
Bonita Historical Society
4355 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
California Surf Museum
223 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 721-6876
California State Historical Landmarks
in San Diego County

Properties of historical importance in California are currently
designated as significant resources in three state registration programs:
State Historical Landmarks, Points of Historical Interest, and the California
Register of Historic Places. This is a list of the State
Historical Landmarks for San Diego County.
Camp Callan Research Project
PO Box 33672
San Diego, CA 92163-3672
Carlsbad Historical Society
Smith-Shipley-Magee House
258 Beech St. in Magee Park, Carlsbad
(760) 434-9189
Casa de Bandini
Old Town State Historic Park
Casa de Estudillo
Old Town State Historic Park
Casa de Machado y Silva
Old Town State Historic Park
Casa de Machado y Stewart
Old Town State Historic Park
Centro Cultural De La Raza
Balboa Park
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101-4792
Chinese Historical Society of Greater San Diego
and Baja California

404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Chula Vista Heritage Museum
360 Third Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910-3018
City of San Diego Department of
Parks and Recreation
Balboa Park Administration Bldg.
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-1120
Committee of One Hundred
PO Box 19029
San Diego,CA 92159-0029
Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego
PO Box 370357
San Diego, CA 92137-0357
Computer Museum of America
640 C Street
San Diego, CA
Congress of History of San Diego
and Imperial Counties

P.O. Box 1346
Lemon Grove, CA 91946
Cooley Museum “Frank the Train Man”
4233 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92103
Coronado Historical Association
1100 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Deer Park Automotive Museum
29013 Champagne Blvd.
Escondido, CA
Del Mar Historical Society
PO Box 2233
Del Mar, CA 92014
Derby-Pendleton House
Old Town State Historic Park
El Cajon Historical Society
Knox House Museum
280 N. Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA 92022-1973
Encinitas Historical Society
The Old Schoolhouse
F and 4th Streets
Encinitas, CA
Ensenada History Museum
Lopez Mateos and Gastelum
Ensenada, Mexico
Escondido Historical Society
321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Fallbrook Historical Society
Fallbrook History Museum
260 Rocky Crest Road
Fallbrook, CA 92088

First San Diego Courthouse
Old Town State Historic Park
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation
PO Box 45316
San Diego, CA 92145-0316
Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation
PO Box 23130
San Diego, CA 92193
Friends of Carrillo Ranch
2622 El Aguila Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Gaslamp Black Historical Society
908 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Heritage of the Americas Museum
Cuyamaca College
12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West
El Cajon, CA 92019
Heritage Park Victorian Village
Old Town State Historic Park
Heritage Park Village Museum
220 Peyri Drive
Oceanside, CA
Horseless Carriage Foundation Library
8186 Center Street
La Mesa, CA 91944-4119
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 22118
House of Pacific Relations
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
227 Brooks Street (at Mission Ave.)
Oceanside, CA
Italian Historical Society of San Diego
Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego
PO Box 620988
San Diego, CA 92162-0988
Jewish Historical Society of San Diego
1934 Pentuckett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104-5732
Johnson House
Old Town State Historic Park
Julian Historical Society
PO Box 513
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Pioneer Museum
2811 Washington Street
Julian, CA 92036
La Jolla Historical Society
7846 Eads Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92038
La Mesa Historical Society
8369 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91944-0882
Lakeside Historical Society
9906 Maine Avenue
Lakeside, CA 92040
Lambda Archives of San Diego
P.O. Box 40389
San Diego, CA 92164-0389
Lawrence Welk Museum
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, CA
Lemon Grove Historical Society
and Parsonage Museum of Lemon Grove

3185 Olive Street
Lemon Grove, CA
Light-Freeman House
Old Town State Historic Park
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Command Museum
1600 Henderson Avenue
San Diego, CA 92140

Marston House
3525 Seventh Avenue
Northwest corner of Balboa Park
Mason Street School
Old Town State Historic Park
Mingei International Museum
Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Mission San Diego Alcala
10818 San Diego Mission Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
Mission San Antonio de Pala
Pala Mission Rd
Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059
Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92057
760-757-3651, ext 148
Montezuma Valley Historical Society
37560-A Montezuma Valley
Ranchita, CA 92066
Mormon Battalion Memorial Visitor’s Center
Old Town State Historic Park
Mountain Empire Historical Society
and Stone Store Museum

31130 Highway 94
Campo, CA 91906-3132
Museum of American Treasures
1315 E. 4th Street
National City, CA 92050
(619) 477-7489
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Museum of Photographic Arts
Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
National Archives and Records Administration,
Pacific Region

24000 Avila Road, 1st floor, East Entrance
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3497

National Association Civilian Conservation Corps

5118 San Aquario Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
National City Living Trust Farm Preserve
Stein Family Farm

PO Box 2362
National City, CA 92151-2362
National City Heritage Square
900 block of A Avenue
National City, CA 92050
National City Historical Society
PO Box 1251
National City, CA 92050
National City Public Library
Morgan Local History Room
1401 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
North Park Community Association History Committee
2226 Dwight Street
San Diego, CA 92104
North Park Main Street
3074 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104
Ocean Beach Historical Society
PO Box 7895
San Diego, CA 92167
Oceanside Historical Society
305 North Nevada Street
Oceanside, CA 92049-0125
Old Adobe Chapel
Old Town State Historic Park
Old Town State Historic Park
Near intersection of I-8 and I-5
Pacific Beach Historical Society
PO Box 9200
San Diego, CA 92169
Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum
Formerly San Diego Railroad Museum
La Mesa Depot 4695 Nebo drive
La Mesa, CA 91941
619-465-PSRM (7776)
Portuguese Research and Education, Inc.
9425 El Tejado Road
La Mesa, California 91941
Poway Historical and Memorial Society Museum
14114 Midland Rd.
Poway, CA 92074-0019
Racine and Laramie
Old Town State Historic Park
Ramona Pioneer Historical Society
645 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065
Rancho Bernardo Historical Society
Rancho Guajome Adobe Museum
2210 North Santa Fe
Vista, CA 92083
Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
651 East Vista Way
Vista, CA 92085
Rancho Guajome Adobe Museum
2210 North Santa Fe
Vista, CA 92083
Rancho Penasquitos Adobe
12020 Black Mountain Road
San Diego CA 92126
Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base
Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, Inc.
6036 La Flecha
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Robinson-Rose House
Old Town State Historic Park
Rolando History Project
Jim Newland 619-583-3801
San Diego Aerospace Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101-1636
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
Midway Museum Office
1355 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-1636
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido CA 92027-7001
San Diego Automotive Museum
2080 Pan American Plaza #12, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101-1636
San Diego Civil War Roundtable
11375 Nawa Way
San Diego, CA 92129
San Diego Corral of the Westerners
PO Box 87307
San Diego, CA 92138-7307
San Diego County Archaeological Society
PO Box 81106
San Diego, CA 92138
San Diego County Sheriffs Museum
2384 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
San Diego County Genealogy
A member of The GenWeb Project
San Diego Electric Railway Association
922 West 23rd St
National City, CA
San Diego Genealogical Society
1050 Pioneer Way, Suite E
El Cajon, California 92020-1943
San Diego Hall of Champions
Federal Building, Balboa Park
2131 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego CA 92101
San Diego Historical Society
Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park, San Diego
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Maritime Museum
1492 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Museum of Art
El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado – Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92112-1390
San Diego Navy Historical Association
964 Guatay Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911
San Diego Police Historical Association
205 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Public Library
California Room, Genealogy Room
820 E. Street
San Diego, CA 92101-6478
San Diego Union Museum
Old Town State Historic Park
San Dieguito Heritage Museum
561 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
San Marcos Historical Society
270 West San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
Santee Historical Society
P.O. Box 710636
Santee, CA 92072
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
15808 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92030
Save Our Heritage Organisation SOHO
2476 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
Seeley Stables
Old Town State Historic Park
Serra Museum
2727 Presidio Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Sheriff’s Museum
Old Town State Historic Park
Silvas-McCoy House
Old Town State Historic Park
South Coastal Information Center
4283 El Cajon Blvd
St. 250 San Diego, CA 92105
Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society
La Colonia Park
715 Valley Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Spreckels Organ Society
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Balboa Park
Spring Valley Historical Society
Bancroft Ranch House Museum
9050 Memory Lane
Spring Valley, CA 92077
Temecula Valley Historical Society
PO Box 157
Temecula, CA 92593
Temecula Valley Museum
Located in Sam Hicks Monument Park
28315 Mercedes Street
Temecula, CA 92590
Tijuana Cultural Center / Centro Cultural Tijuana
CECUT – Museo de las Californias
Avenida Paseo de los Heroes y Mina, sin numero
Tijuana, B.C.
Telefono: (664) 6879600
From United States: 011 52 (664) 6879600
Tijuana Historical Society
Sociedad de Historia de Tijuana, A.C.
Avenida Ermita Norte 3801
Col. Corona del Rosal
Tijuana, B.C. 22480
Telephones: (664) 6224288, (664) 6220398
From United States: 011 52 (664) 6224288
Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado – Balboa Park
San Diego, California, 92101
Torrey Pines Gliderport Historical Society
P.O. Box 370433
San Diego, CA 92137
(858) 455-6429
United States House
Old Town State Historic Park
University Heights Historical Society
4452 Park Blvd, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92116
Valley Center Historical Society
and Valley Center History Museum

29200 Cole Grade Road
Valley Center CA 92082
Vail Ranch Restoration Association
41403 Bitter Creek Ct.
Temecula, CA 92591
Veterans Memorial Center & Museum
Balboa Park
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4927
Villa Montezuma Museum
1925 K Street, Sherman Heights
Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum
2040 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Vista, CA 92083
Vista Historical Museum
Vista Ranchos Historical Society
651 E. Vista Way, Suite A
Vista, CA 92084-1032
Wells Fargo History Museum
Old Town State Historic Park
Whaley House Museum
Old Town State Historic Park
William Heath Davis House Museum
Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation
410 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Women’s History Reclamation Project
2323 Broadway # 107
San Diego, CA 92102-1946
Wrightington House
Old Town State Historic Park

The San Diego Ghost Hunters || sdGH || Resources || Ghost Tours

Whaley House Museum Paranormal Investigation Tour
Join sdGH on monthly late night tours and discover why the US Commerce
Department has designated the Whaley House as a haunted location.

Old Town’s Most Haunted with Michael Brown
Michael Brown’s tours are based on the things he has found in
Old Town after nine years of ghost hunting. He puts you where the
ghosts have been and are still seen today.
Haunted San Diego Tours
Like theater on wheels, the Ghost Bus will transport
you on an entertaining haunted historical site tour that will
leave you dying for more.
Ghostly Tours in History
With a variety of walking and limo tours to choose from,
you can visit the Gaslamp Quater, ghostly haciendas and abobes,
and the core of San Diego’s past, Old Town.


William Heath Museum Paranormal Investigation Tour
Join sdGH on monthly late night tours and discover the most
haunted house in the Gaslamp Historical Quarters.

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