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San Diego Historic True Crime Tour

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  • 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.
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Experience the darker history of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA!

Join Murder n’ Mayhem for a 1-mile 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 history and true crime. 

We will dive into the fascinating history of downtown San Diego, from its earliest days to the notorious era of the Stingaree. Hear the haunting tale of a gambler’s untimely demise at a historic hotel, with rumors of his ghost still lingering in his room. Then, we’ll take you back to the roaring 1920s, a time of murder, revenge and slavery in San Diego. Discover the story of the third victim of a notorious serial killer and uncover one of the most horrific crimes to occur in downtown San Diego. Plus, we’ll take you to the “dead zone”, sharing tales of this intersection’s most chilling moments. Don’t miss out on this spine-tingling journey through San Diego’s dark past.

* 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, murder, mutilation, rape, along with other gruesome details that some may find offensive.