Join Murder n’ Mayhem for a Historical True Crime Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. Walk through several eras in time as you explore interesting stories of true crime and learn the darker history of the Gaslamp Quarter and the area formerly known as the Stingaree.
Embarcadero History & Photo Tour
Perfect for families!
- No food or drinks are served on the tour.
- This tour is wheelchair accessible.
- While your party size can be as small as 1 person, our tours require a minimum of 4 paid guests to run.
- We do not enter any ships or buildings.
- All ticket sales are final.
- Adult Ages 18+
- Child Ages 5-17
- Child Under 5 Years
Embark on this photography tour and experience the historic side of San Diego, CA!
Join Murder n’ Mayhem for a History & Photography Tour. Starting in front of the Maritime Museum’s fascinating collection of ships, this 1.5-mile walking tour along San Diego’s Embarcadero covers the full range of San Diego’s history from the days of the Kumeyaay to the region’s first sighting by Spanish explorers; through San Diego’s important aviation firsts; and the key role the city and bay played for the Navy, especially during World War II. Passing by Dead Man’s point and tuna harbor you will end at the jail cells of the old police headquarters near Seaport Village.
Bring your camera! There will be plenty of opportunities for photos as the tour covers architecture, art, baseball history and some of the famous movies shot in San Diego.
Port Metered Parking: (3 hour maximum), 10am – 8pm – 7 days per week. Certain holidays are free (see meter screen), but time limits are enforced every day, including holidays. Meters take credit cards, ATM and coins. Meters north of Hornblower across from Solar Turbines have a 4 hour time limit.
The Headquarters (End of Tour) – 789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Bus: N Harbor Dr & Ash St. – Blue , Pacific Hwy & Ash St. – Red
Trolley: Green line, Little Italy. Orange line, Santa Fe Depot. Blue line, American Plaza. All are just a few short blocks from the museum.
Please note parking Downtown is limited and is not free! Be sure to arrive early enough to give yourself plenty of time to find parking or you may want to use UBER, LYFT, taxi, bus or use another form or public transportation. This event is downtown please check to see if there are other events going on that would require additional time for parking. Our experience starts promptly at the designated start time and we reserve the right to scalp your tickets if you don’t arrive on time.
This is a point to point tour. We begin near the San Diego Maritime Museum and end at the Headquarters at Seaport.
You will meet your Guide near the Maritime Museum of San Diego; 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.
You will leisurely walk 1.5 miles over 1.5 hours. We will provide breaks for sitting whenever possible.
Yes, children are allowed to attend with parental supervision.
If we are unable to meet the tour minimum, we will reach out to you 3 hours before the event with a low attendance warning. If we still have not met the minimum at 2 hours prior we will gladly reschedule to a time and day of your choice or refund your purchase.
We try to make final weather decisions 2 hours before the event. The tour will run in a light rain. In the case of a downpour we will give you the option to run in the rain or cancel. In heavy rain we will contact you 2 hours before the event to see what you would prefer. If you cancel, you will have the option to reschedule for a future date or a refund.