Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House

The Gaslamp Museum is one of the best places to learn about the history of San Diego. It’s located in one of the original houses in San Diego and contains relics from the early days of the City!


  • $5 Adults
  • $4 Seniors (55+), Military, Students
  • Free Children Under 12

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday noon-4pm
Closed Mondays





410 Island Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Detailed Description:
Run by the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, the Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House is the oldest standing residence of the 16.5 block area known as the Gaslamp. William Heath Davis was a very prominent early San Diegan. He was the first person to come up with the idea of living in “New Town” San Diego near the San Diego Bay (away from Old Town where early San Diegans lived) and even purchased many prefabricated houses and had them shipped from Maine to San Diego. He gave up on the plan after the fire of San Francisco destroyed most of his fortune so Mr. Horton became the Father of San Diego and started the “New Town” by the Bay in 1867.

The Museum is a great place to learn about Davis, early San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter. It showcases historical photos, pieces and other artifacts to help educate visitors on the Gaslamp and San Diego’s history.  It holds exhibits, tours, festivals, and programs for kids and adults.


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