Editorial Review of
Whaley House Museum
Located at 2476 San Diego Avenue in historic Old Town San Diego, the Whaley House stands today as a classic example of mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival architecture. Formally dedicated as a historic house museum, it is now open to the public ever and has since become one of southern California's most popular visitor destinations. It is managed by SOHO, a non-profit advocacy organization, which has led the community as a powerful catalyst for historic preservation by raising awareness and appreciation of our region's architectural and cultural heritage since 1969. The Whaley House Museum is a a not-to-be-missed experience that will be enjoyed by persons of all ages. It includes the historic Verna House, which was saved from demolition in 1965, two false front store buildings, a replica of a ninteenth-century rustic gazebo that functions as a seating area perfect for relaxing after a hearty meal or walk through the Old Town State Park, and the historic Derby-Pendleton House. The Whaley House Museum also contains a museum shops that features Whaley House souvenirs, T-shirts, and eclectic assortment of gifts and art, a large selection of books on San Diego History, architecture, art and the paranormal. It is a great source for regional history and for learning more about San Diego’s exciting past. Whaley House Museum Shop admissions are sold in the shop and it is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.