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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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