San Diego

San Diego Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

San Diego, United States
Ghosts and Gravestones Tour of San Diego

From $42.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While San Diego may be best known for beaches and sunshine, the city does have a darker side. Delve into San Diego's haunted history on this trolley and walking tour through Old Town. Hear tales of gamblers, gunslingers, and other shady characters whose spirits are said to live beyond the grave, and be on the lookout for paranormal activity as you visit graveyards, historic buildings, the Maritime Museum, and the grounds of the Whaley House — considered one of the most haunted homes in America.
  • Haunted history tour of San Diego
  • Explore San Diego's sinister side with professional and entertaining storytellers
  • Learn about notorious characters from the city past
  • Visit Pioneer Park, El Campo Santo Cemetery, and the Maritime Museum in the evening
  • Hear tales of supernatural phenomenons experienced in historic buildings and graveyards
  • Walk the grounds of the Whaley House, one of the most haunted houses in America
  • Fun way to learn San Diego history

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Tour escort/host
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 4010 Twiggs St
    4010 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    The tour meets at the Old Town Market located at 4010 Twiggs Street. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Ghosts and Gravestones San Diego Frightseeing tour

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pioneer Place

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grant TK-8 School

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

El Campo Santo Cemetery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Whaley House Museum

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to your tour time required. Please give yourself time to find parking. Failure to check in 30 minutes prior to tour time could forfeit your seat.
  • Parking available at Old Town State Park
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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113 reviews
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getting off the the tour...
arie_z, Sep 2023
getting off the the tour bus and being able to walk in the cemetery and the park the tour guide was very funny and gave us a lot of information on the history of San Diego
Amazing and very knowledgeable
Sergio_R, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was excellent very full of knowledge and very entertaining I really enjoyed the tour.
Looking for fun experience?
Lan_L, Aug 2023
Giving them 5 star review even though we missed out. My partner got sick before the tour and we couldn't make it. Although we didn't do the tour their staff called before the tour started as a reminder, great communication. Sorry we missed out!
History throught stories
Dulce_C, Jul 2023
We learn the story about the first people which lived in San Diego and their tragic way to end their lives. The narrator (Cuervo) was awesome. He is a perfect story teller.
Stephen_H, Jul 2023
The tour is pretty blah. It doesn't really go anywhere interesting, just some graves and a backyard. It's also really campy in a very outdated way. The guide was enthusiastic and had some good stories, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Boring and expensive
Jennifer_G, Jul 2023
Worst ghost tour ever Vist two graveyards to hear boring stories that were overacted. We take ghost tours in most cities and this was a huge let down
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hello, We were sorry to read you did not enjoy your time on the Ghosts and Gravestones tour. I have forwarded your comments to the General Manager for his review. Feedback from our guests is one of the best ways we learn how to improve the visitor experience. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website, trolley tours dot com, under the subheading "our guarantee".
Follow the lantern
Christine_H, Jul 2023
Tecolote is the best guide for this tour. He is very knowledgeable and has great acting skills. Would do it again with him.
Educational and entertaining
Jolene_A, Jul 2023
Excellent! The host was entertaining and provided great historical stories. The sites of the town are stunning. We had so much fun. Highly recommend.
Our host Antoinette was...
Sabrina_P, Jul 2023
Our host Antoinette was lovely. Her dark humor was an extra high light of the tour. The sites themselves have been well researched and have a spooky ambiance. 5 gold stars from me.
Ok… but not worth the money
Jana_C, Jul 2023
It was ok.. honestly, a bit pricey for what you got. Our guide, the professor, was really nice and quite entertaining. I would recommend going during daylight hours so you can actually see what is being discussed… and the beautiful neighborhoods that the trolly drives through.
The tour guide was the...
Janice_N, Jul 2023
The tour guide was the best, i just wished it was a little longer and included the whaley house. Also going to coronado to tell the ghost stories there.
Missing something
Monica_W, Jun 2023
Didn’t even go into Whaley house. Felt more like a historical tour than an experience. Wasn’t a fan of the the tour guide.
Fun historical tour
Amanda_D, Jun 2023
Awesome tour guide, great history and fun times. Lots of cool stuff and places lots interesting places and things to see.
Fun experience
Noreen_C, Jun 2023
Entertaining, great host, informative , organized, family friendly. would recommend to anyone visiting the area for s spooky time.
Brilliant Educational and Spooky Experience!
Edward_P, Jun 2023
This was a brilliant tour featuring a superb custom trolley vehicle, three interesting and varied stops in San Diego Old Town and a huge amount of fascinating and educational (and spooky!) historical storytelling from our guide Kate Morgan who was in character throughout... at least we think she was just in character as the real Kate Morgan died in 1892!
Kate Morgan the best guide in the known universe
Jacqueline_g, Jun 2023
The Ghosts and Gravestones trolley tour is a must-do when visiting San Diego. The tour is led by a guide named Kate Morgan, who is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the city and its spooky past. She is also a great storyteller and kept us entertained throughout the entire tour. The tour starts in old town San Diego, where we boarded the trolley. We then made our way to several historical cemeteries, where Kate shared stories about the people buried there and the ghostly encounters that have been reported over the years. It was fascinating to learn about the history of the city and the people who lived there. What I loved most about the tour was that it was both educational and entertaining. Kate's stories were spooky and thrilling, but they were also grounded in historical fact. I learned so much about San Diego's past that I never would have known otherwise. Overall, I would highly recommend the Ghosts and Gravestones trolley tour to anyone visiting San Diego. It's a unique and thrilling experience that you won't soon forget.
I am a believer now!!!
Camelia_C, Jun 2023
I took many pictures of the room at the Whaley House, and saw nothing at the time. After reviewing my photos, there is clearly a woman and possibly a child on her left side walking through the doorway. The second picture was taken a bunny who was watching us. It was completely dark outside. The orb lets me know that bunny was with an owner who is no longer with us. Wow!
Great tim
Billy_P, May 2023
Just very informative calm and charming. Atmosphere and some amazing views. And a just the right time
Awesome adventure
Joleen_F, Apr 2023
Everything was awesome. The history stories and stories of the people who died. Our host was the best she was full of information. She stayed in character. I highly recommend your tours.
The guide was great...
Marilyn_M, Apr 2023
The guide was great knowledgeable and friendly I would definitely recommend it to anyone I would also take another tour

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