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Gaslamp Historic True Crime Tour

San Diego, United States

Experience hosted by Rae

60 minsHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Join me for a 1 hour Historical True Crime Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. You will walk through several eras in time as you explore interesting stories of true crime. You will also learn the darker history of the Gaslamp Quarter, the area formerly known as the Stingaree.

We will take you through eras in time with our history of True Crime. Learn about how downtown San Diego first came to be and then the era of the Stingaree. You will learn of the first death on the tour at a historic hotel. This ghost is said to STILL haunt his room. Then you will travel in time to the roaring 1920’s; Murder, Revenge and Slavery. Next you will move forward a little over 10 years to become familiar with the 3rd victim of a San Diego Serial Killer. And last, we will share one of the most horrific crimes to take place in modern downtown San Diego.

* Please note due to the graphic nature of these murder cases we advise extreme caution for children under 13. This tour includes discussion of assault and murder, along with gruesome details that some may find offensive.
Other things to note
This tour is handicap accessible. You will cover approximately 1 mile over 1 hour. No food or drinks are served during the tour. Tips are not required, but are appreciated.
Join me for a 1 hour Historical True Crime Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. You will walk through several eras in time as you explore interesting stories of true crime. You will also learn the darker history of the Gaslamp Quarter, the area formerly known as the Stingaree.

We will take you through eras in time with our history of True Crime. Learn about how downtown San Diego first came to be and then the era of the S…

Meet your host, Rae

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I love sharing the Gaslamp Quarter in a unique and fun way. Researching the information for this tour was so educational. It was exhilarating for me to take the dark history from this area and then create a historic true crime tour for others to enjoy. I have partnered with a long-time downtown resident who has an amazing passion for the Gaslamp Quarter. Robert Taryan, aka RT, has a background in the entertainment industry and knows how to bring the city to life. You will greatly enjoy his phenomenal story telling skills.
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From £13
/ person
Fri, 16 Apr
£13 per person
20:00 - 21:00
This time is popular
£13 per person
Sat, 17 Apr
£13 per person
17:00 - 18:00
£13 per person
Sat, 17 Apr
£13 per person
22:00 - 23:00
Join 2 other guests
£13 per person

Where you'll be

We will walk through the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter visiting the sites and key places related to some of the most notorious crimes and murders that took place in downtown San Diego.
Gabby
April 2021
Drew was an amazing tour guide ! Made the experience really fun and even gave us some inside on some haunted places in San Diego ! Definitely must do!
Stevie
April 2021
Andrew was so sweet and so fun and knowledgeable about the crime in the area. He presented the information in digestible ways that kept the tour lighthearted and enjoyable. He was so great. We loved him & the tour. Thanks for providing such a cool & unique experience. :-) love, Stevie & Rae
Andrew was so sweet and so fun and knowledgeable about the crime in the area. He presented the information in digestible ways that kept the tour lighthearted and enjoyable. He was…
Elissa M
April 2021
Super fun storytelling and the detectives really get into the descriptions so it can get pretty intense! Absolutely loved going around town and learning some history!
Adam
April 2021
This was a great tour! We're from San Diego and didn't know any of the stories that Rae told. Really loved learning more about the dark and creepy side of sunny San Diego!
Jessica
April 2021
This was a very interesting and educational tour! I learned a lot about the history of the area and appreciated Drew’s sensitivity toward all the victims he tough us about. Drew was friendly and funny!
Karina
April 2021
SUPER FUN! My friends and I are huge unsolved crimes and murder mystery fans and we knew we needed to go on this tour. The price was so affordable and we were able to book a day before. Andrew was so funny and charismatic during our tour and he definitely made us feel welcomed and intrigued us throughout the night with his storytelling
SUPER FUN! My friends and I are huge unsolved crimes and murder mystery fans and we knew we needed to go on this tour. The price was so affordable and we were able to book a day be…

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  • Fri, 16 Apr
    20:00 - 21:00
    This time is popular
    £13 per person
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    17:00 - 18:00
    £13 per person
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    22:00 - 23:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £13 per person
  • Sun, 18 Apr
    14:30 - 15:30
    This time is popular
    £13 per person
  • Sun, 18 Apr
    19:30 - 20:30
    Join 5 other guests
    £13 per person
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    19:00 - 20:00
    £13 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    14:00 - 15:00
    £13 per person
  • Wed, 21 Apr
    19:00 - 20:00
    £13 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Personal Face Covering