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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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A walk back in time ...

A 1905 home, surrounded by 5 acres of gardens, you can explore the grounds and home, and see how... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
FLworldwanderer
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Florida
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Marston House Museum Close to Balboa Park we couldn't find any parking close to the house but then... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
donnainfl217
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Orlando, Florida
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An example of Craftsman-style architecture, Marston House has an ample display of various styles of furniture.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • 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 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

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 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

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".

Thank Mminpdx
Reviewed 15 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 7 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 25 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

1  Thank CassidyBayou
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon afternoon walking around Balboa Park. The docent there was kind enough to give us a tour. It was a step back in time!

1  Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Having lived in San Diego many years, I am almost ashamed to say I had never been here..when friends visiting from Long Beach suggested it...Glad they did..what an incredible house and grounds...but, the history given by a very well informed docent (Lois) made it even...More

2  Thank Linda F
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