ABOUT "The Whaley House Ghost Tours"
There was a conflict about where the court house should be Old Town or New Town, Thomas Whaley of course wanted it in Old Town. While away on business his home was broken into and his wife held at gunpoint while his office was ransacked for all the towns papers. This scene is still played out from time to time in Whaley House. Yankee Jim, a spirit that was hung on the property for stealing a boat, lives here. Yankee Jim Robinson was a tall man with unruly blonde hair. He was hung on the property before the Whaley House was built for supposedly stealing a boat. His accomplices were let off with much lighter sentences although no explanation is given why except that he may have been the mastermind behind the plan. There was never any hard evidence found. Yankee Jim had been seen in a rowboat in and around the schooner Platus. It was not an easy hanging, sketchy history reports claim the gallows were built for men of regular height. Yankee Jim was a very tall man, so when they pulled the wagon out from under him, his feet still touched the ground. He strangled to death proclaiming his innocence. Lillian Whaley, Thomas Whaley's daughter who lived in the house until 1953, claimed it was Yankee Jim's footsteps she heard at night walking the wood floors. Today loud footsteps are heard upstairs when you are downstairs and heard downstairs when you are upstairs. And sightings of a tall man with unruly blonde hair are reported frequently. His laughter is said to heard echoing through the hallways of Whaley House. Several other ghosts are said to haunt the house. Including an attorney who managed the Whaley affairs during the Civil War and was said to have fallen in love with the house. Another spirit is Mrs. Anna Whaley, she likes to play the piano to let others aware of her presence. Playful and mischeivous 17 month old Tom Whaley has been seen and felt around the museum. Events do not occur everyday at the Whaley House. In fact sometimes weeks pass before one of the spirits makes itself known to the workers or the public. But when it does, you can bet it is memorable.
Suitable for all guests and families (HALLOWEEN FUN)
DATE & TIME SCHEDULE
Ghost Hunting Tour 10:30pm-midnight • Calendar $50 • Ages 12 & older Join the Whaley House Museum staff and the San Diego Ghost Hunters for this exclusive ninety-minute paranormal investigation of San Diego's most famous haunted site. Hear the history behind the legendary spirits that haunt the house Learn how to use paranormal investigation tools and techniques to hunt for ghosts Discover why the Whaley House has been called the "Most Haunted House in America" Attendance is limited to 20 each night. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged The following items ONLY are permitted on the tour Cameras Video recorders Audio recorders PURCHASE TICKETS On line HERE In Person SOHO Museum Shop at the Whaley House complex 2476 San Diego Avenue in Historic Old Town San Diego Call (619) 297-7511 (Cancellations made within less than 48 hours of the event will not be refunded) - TOURS & EVENTS 2014 July 11 · 10:30-11:45pm · Past & Presence Ghost Tour Wednesday · 16 · 1-3pm · San Diego's 245th Birthday at Whaley House 18 · 10:30-11:45pm · Past & Presence Ghost Tour 25 · 10:30pm-midnight · Ghost Hunting Tour 26 · 10:30-11:45pm · Past & Presence Ghost Tour August 1 · 8 · 15 · 22 · 10:30-11:45pm · Past & Presence Ghost Tour 29 · 10:30pm-midnight · Ghost Hunting Tour September 26 · 10:30pm-midnight · Ghost Hunting Tour October 3 · 4 · 10:30pm-midnight · Past & Presence Ghost Tour 10 · 11 · 17 · 18 · 10:30pm-midnight · Ghost Hunting Tour 30 · 31 Halloween · Open until midnight November 1 · 2 · Open until 10pm December Monday & Tuesday · 15 & 16 · 7pm | 7:30pm | 8pm | 8:30pm | 9pm Dickens at the Whaley House A Christmas Carol at the Whaley House
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
The Whaley House Ghost Tours VIDEOS
The Whaley House Ghost Tours PHOTOS
MAP & DIRECTIONS
2476 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, California, 92110