By Deb Flomberg
Looking for something a little different? Then consider taking a trip to tour The Whaley House in Old Town San Diego. This 19th century home is a fully furnished historic house museum, complete with plenty of legend and lore surround the spooky history. So spooky, in fact, that the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted television show named the Whaley House the most haunted house in the United States. Sound the perfect place for a late night tour, right?
Built in 1857, the Whaley House was home to the Whaley family, a general store, San Diego’s first commercial theater, and the second county courthouse. There are also a lot of ghostly legends surrounding this home. The home was built on property that was used for public hangings in the mid 19th century, before the home was built, and it is because of this that many people feel the home is haunted. Visitors have reported many different unexplainable occurrences including cold spots, being touched, seeing objects move and even ghostly images in photographs.
You can take a self-paced tour of all of the locations, which have been completely restored. When you arrive at the house, you’ll get some fact sheets with all the important information, and then you’ll be allowed to explore the home at your own pace. In addition to the Whaley house, you’ll also be able to tour the grounds, including the rose garden and a replica of the 19th century gazebo.
You may or may not see a ghost when visiting the Whaley House, and the truth about whether or not this home is actually haunted is one of those mysteries that will never be solved. However the home is a fascinating house museum, filled with careful attention to detail and plenty of things to see. Make sure to head to the Whaley house in a C350 Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. After you tour such a spooky location, you’ll want to have a comfortable and luxurious ride home and this Mercedes-Benz is the perfect way to travel.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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