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  • Address: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, California 92101, USA
  • Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-4pm
  • Admission: $5

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William Heath Davis House Tours

Built in 1850, the William Heath Davis House is the oldest house in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. It was owned by, you guessed it William Heath Davis, but he didn’t build it in San Diego. The pre-fabricated house was shipped to town from Portland, Maine by boat via Cape Horn.

It was Davis’ dream to build a city near San Diego Bay. New Town as it was called, included a wharf, store, park and several houses, but there was no potable water. When Davis lost his fortune he gave up on the city that would later become the Gaslamp District. The William Heath Davis House is also the home to the nonprofit Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation.

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Self-guided house tours are available every day but Monday, when it is closed. The William Heath Davis House is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and from noon to 4pm on Sundays.

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With access to 43 attractions, activities and tours all around San Diego, the Go San Diego™ Card offers something for everyone! Visit the San Diego Zoo, ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
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