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Marston House Museum

3525 7th Ave, Northwest corner of Balboa Park at Balboa Dr. and Upas St., San Diego, CA
+1 619-298-3142
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Interesting House Museum at Edge of Balboa Park

The San Diego Save Our Heritage Organization has done an excellent job preserving this property... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
williedillo
,
Ames, IA
Hidden museum

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
JimmyJackk
,
San Marcos, California
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An example of Craftsman-style architecture, Marston House has an ample display of various styles of furniture.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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3525 7th Ave, Northwest corner of Balboa Park at Balboa Dr. and Upas St., San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank williedillo
Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 8 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

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 1 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

Thank donnainfl217
Reviewed 29 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

Thank T B
Reviewed 25 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".

Thank Mminpdx
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We found out about this house from the list in the San Diego Family magazine, so went to visit. The house is only open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday Tours are given each hour and we were met at the door by Mary, who guided...More

Thank NIGEL E
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful home of George Marston and his family. Lovingly taken care of by San Diego's premier preservation organization, Save Our Heritage Organisation, this is a not to be missed visit while you're in Balboa Park. Don't miss the gift shop located in...More

Thank nancy m
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Marston House is great place to learn about the local history of San Diego while seeing some fabulous period furniture and incredible wood, some of which could possibly be 1000 years old. The docent really made this tour, which was definitely worth the $15 per...More

Thank GreenUnicorn
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Built in 1905 for the Marston family of the on the site of beautiful Balboa Park. Marston owned one of the largest department stores in Southern California and donated much of his land for Balboa Park. Constructed in the arts and crafts style, it is...More

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