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Tour built on stories of history, mystery and legends of San Diego's Past & Darker Side!

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About This Tour

Visit The West Ghost

Hop aboard the Trolley of the Doomed and ride with us to the Whaley House, rated by the Travel Channel as one of America’s Most Haunted Places.
Walk through El Campo Santo Cemetery and Pioneer Park and experience the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night and many more unsavory characters that are just dying to meet you!

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Select Your Journey

See more than just the haunting tales of San Diego’s grim past. Discover the beauty of America’s Finest City and its illustrious history aboard the Old Town Trolley. Or, explore a unique adventure on land and sea with the San Diego SEAL Tour.

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San Diego Ghost Tours by Ghosts & Gravestones

Ghosts & Gravestones

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$35.10
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five san diego ghost hosts standing next to ghost trolley at night with the whaley house behind them
  • Join our spirited & entertaining tour built on stories, history, mystery and legends
  • Travel back and hear about the spirits of characters who lived & died in San Diego
  • Hear stories of how Pioneer Park changes to the darker side when the sun goes down
  • Journey through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery
  • Includes outside of the Whaley House and grounds. Tour does not enter the house.

1-Day Old Town Trolley Tour

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$41.40
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San Diego trolley and balboa park
  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 12 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Trolley ticket includes 10 museums* ($20 value)
  • Free discount coupons ($30 value)
  • More than 100 points of interest
  • Only hop-on and off tour over the bridge to Coronado

SEAL Tour

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$43.70
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San Diego SEAL Tour
  • 90-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tour
  • Departs from Seaport Village
  • Open-air sightseeing perfect for taking pictures
  • State-of-the-art U.S. Coast Guard certified Hydra-Terra vehicles
  • Wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets
  • Splash down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Bay

Whaley House Evening Tour

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$18.00
San Diego Whaley House
  • As seen on the Travel Channel, SyFy Channel and Discovery Channel.
  • Be part of the historic legacy, mystery and legends of the Whaley Family, and hear of their myths and misconceptions.
  • Approximately 30-minute guided tour through the historic Whaley House and the surrounding grounds.
  • Regale in the tales of the spirits from the past and perhaps even experience the paranormal.

Whaley House After Hours Paranormal Investigation

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Whaley House haunted bedroom apparition
  • Participate in an actual Paranormal Investigation with our experienced guide
  • Get hands-on with the latest ghost hunting equipment
  • Learn the darker side of the Whaley House and the spirits that refused to move on
  • Maximum group size of 12 people per investigation

City Lights Night Tour

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San Diego skyline at night
  • See San Diego’s famous sights illuminated at night
  • Take in romantic views of the city and cruise past notable landmarks
  • Highlights include The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado’s Ferry Landing, USS Midway and more
  • Open-air sightseeing perfect for taking pictures
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San Diego Ghost Tours

Dying to Take a Ride on the Dark Side?

Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived & died in San Diego.

Some say that schools are haunted and Grant Elementary School is no exception. Hear stories of spirits from long ago that still haunt our neighborhoods today.

Our journey takes us through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and on to the Whaley House, both sites of many reported paranormal occurrences. To learn more, go to our San Diego Ghost Tour.

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Top Reasons

To Take a Ghost Tour in San Diego

San Diego is known the world over for its beautiful beaches, mild climate and abundance of points of interest. But the city’s long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences and its dark, ominous side is what many visitors are dying to discover.

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San Diego Ghost Tour Schedule

Ride the Trolley of the Doomed before it's too late...

Tours operating Thursdays – Sundays.

Check reservations calendar for availability and times*

Closed Thanksgiving. Limited tours offered in December.

Check-in time with our sales rep at the ticket booth is 30 minutes prior to departure time. Late arrivals may result in forfeited seat.

Reservations are required. First to check-in, first seated. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time by calling 619-298-8687.

Tour with Whaley House courtyard

Where to Find Us:

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards at Old Town Market: Old Town San Diego – 4008 Twiggs Street.

Duration: 90-105 minutes long

Reservations Required!

Warning: This tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. Please note that a significant amount of this tour requires traversing over uneven grounds and also includes historic sites and buildings with no wheelchair accessibility in poorly lit areas. Wear comfortable shoes or you will be dead on your feet. 24 hour notice is requested by calling 619-298-8687.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. They’re not all scary.
  2. It can be a fun way to be a tourist in your own backyard.
  3. You can find them in almost any destination.
  4. They give you an inside look at local culture based on their ghost stories and legends.

It can help you gain a new perspective and you get to explore the city in the dark and very different way.

Ghost Hosts accompany you through the sinister streets and graveyards on your ghost tour, providing background information and ghostly tales of the city’s haunted past.

Journey through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and ending at the Whaley House*.

*Tour includes outside of the Whaley House and grounds. Tour does not enter the house.

YES! The tour runs on dark and stormy nights. The only time tours will be cancelled due to weather is if conditions prove to be too dangerous to proceed. In this event all reserved parties will be notified.

Reasonable accommodations for all of our disabled guests will be made. Please call us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Unfortunately, because a significant portion of our tour takes place in historic sites that do not have any accommodations for people with disabilities (as historic sites, they are exempt from such requirements), and include stairs, cobblestones, and other types of rough terrain, the tour is not recommended for guests who are unable to safely navigate such elements.

This tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. Due to the loud noises on our tour, children under the age of 6 are not allowed onboard. It is not a haunted house; but it is a historical tour turned completely on its head. We use haunted house style moments, historical facts, and creative storytelling to thrill, entertain, and scare our guests.

Yes. Ghosts & Gravestones has a limited number of seats per tour and frequently sells out.

Comfortable shoes are recommended so that you don’t become dead on your feet during the walking portions.

The stories are based on local legend and lore and have been historically researched. The stories weave together the history and haunted tales associated with the sites.

Many of our guests have reported unusual sightings on the tour. Remember to have your camera ready… you never know what might appear.

A ghost tour gives you the opportunity to visit and learn about the haunted past of the city. With a mix of historic ghost tales, jump scares, and more, it’s an enjoyable way to visit and learn about the city’s ghostly past.

Ghosts & Gravestones can arrange any group tours – small or large parties can be accommodated on a ghost tour.

Yes! A ghost tour is an excellent way to visit and learn about the haunted past of the city.

There are a variety of attractions on the ghost tour. One of the most popular is the “Whaley House” and many others.

Yes, the ghost tour is open and running on Halloween.

San Diego Ghost Parking

See list below for parking available near our departure point. Please note that these are not run by Ghosts & Gravestones

Prices subject to change.

Behind the Immaculate Conception Church
Address: 2540 San Diego Ave. – Map Behind the Immaculate Conception Church
Between San Diego Ave. & Juan St.
FREE Parking All Day

Cal Trans
Address: 4050 Taylor St. – Map Cal Tran
Between Calhoun St. & Juan St.
FREE Evening & Weekend Parking

Old Town Transit Center
Address: 4005 Taylor St. – Map Old Town Transit Center
Between Pacific Highway/Rosecrans St. & Congress St.
FREE Parking All Day

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards at Old Town Market: Old Town San Diego – 4008 Twiggs Street.

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards at Old Town Market: Old Town San Diego - 4008 Twiggs Street

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Behind the Immaculate Conception Church
Between San Diego Ave. & Juan St.

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Cal Trans
Between Calhoun St. & Juan St.

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Old Town Transit Center
Between Pacific Highway/Rosecrans St. & Congress St.

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