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Marston House Museum

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Architectural History of San Diego

A docent provides a room by room tour of the house, explaining the history, style, and driving... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
La Jolla, California
Hidden museum

Very few people know about this place or the significance of the family that built it and lived... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
San Marcos, California
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“balboa park”(37 reviews)
An example of Craftsman-style architecture, Marston House has an ample display of various styles of furniture.
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3525 7th Ave, Northwest corner of Balboa Park at Balboa Dr. and Upas St., San Diego, CA 92103-5008
+1 619-298-3142
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

WOW! I lived in San Diego for 11 years and never knew of this gem. So beautiful and how nice that it has been preserved. We happen to be walking by and saw the sign so my husband & I decided to seek further. Beautifully...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Skygirl767
Reviewed 22 February 2018

A docent provides a room by room tour of the house, explaining the history, style, and driving factors related to the people and location. The tour ran a little more than one hour, with plenty of opportunity ask questions. People were free to tour the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ELLOR2013
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Very interesting house, and history. Some real treasures inside; Stickley, Tiffany, and one certain vase I couldn't identify but know I've seen before. Period furnished throughout, beautiful gardens - you come away with a real appreciation for the man and what he and family did...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank scott r
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We have been to Balboa Park many times, and heard of the Marston House, but never took the time to go. Now that we finally did, we are so glad! It is a beautifully preserved example of life in the early 1900's. We learned about...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Regina L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The San Diego Save Our Heritage Organization has done an excellent job preserving this property. Tours are given by knowledgeable docents every half hour. The house is very interesting. It's style is reminiscent of early Frank Lloyd Wright, with a notable difference--architect Irving Gill's design...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank williedillo
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Very few people know about this place or the significance of the family that built it and lived here. Well maintained had small tour with very friend and knowledgeable guide.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A 1905 home, surrounded by 5 acres of gardens, you can explore the grounds and home, and see how people lived over a hundred years ago. Open Fri-Mon., 10 am - 5 pm, admission for adults @$15. Discounts for students, seniors, military & children. NOTE:...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Marston House Museum Close to Balboa Park we couldn't find any parking close to the house but then we did and walked back the house museum was closed for major repairs. The sign said closed until June but the whole house was enclosed in scaffolding...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank donnainfl217
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We tried to go on a tour at The Marston House, but they are in the process of an extensive re-roofing project, and are CLOSED, "until early June 2017, unless problems arise." They are still open for "walking tours" and their gift shop is open....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank T B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Beautiful woodwork and interesting history. Our particular guide didn't have all the facts or details memorized and rambled. We felt we missed some information. It gives a "look into a time gone by".

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Mariann s
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