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.

All Historical society

Historical Societies, History Museums & Related Organizations:
San Diego & Imperial Counties & Tijuana, Mexico


Alpine Historical Society

John DeWitt Historic Museum and Library

2116 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA



Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

and Anza-Borrego Museum

200 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


Historical Buildings in Old Town

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


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 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



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



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



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 buildings


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 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


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.