- Historic Sites
Gaslamp Quarter/william Heath Davis Historic House Museum
In telling the stories of the land, the buildings, and the people, visitors can gain insight into an ever-evolving city where the past and the future come together to create San Diego. In the Gaslamp Quarter is the William Heath Davis Historic House Museum, the district's oldest surviving structure. The museum has been home to many fascinating people, including pre-civil war soldiers, a German Spy and Alonzo Horton, founder of San Diego. Each room represents a historic period of the home and is filled with fascinating and amusing stories about the former inhabitants Visitors can also find many other attractions in the historic district, including many other Victorian style commercial buildings constructed in San Diego during the years between the Civil War and World War I.