Villa Montezuma Museum

The museum is finally able to reopen so you can see the entire magnificent, mysterious Villa Montezuma Museum, a Queen Anne Victorian house! Their soft reopening weekend was Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26. Tours are on the hour. The first tour begins at 1:00 p.m. and the last tour begins at 4:00 p.m. Admission costs per person:

  1. Adults: $15

  2. Active Duty Military, Seniors 65+, and students with ID: $12

  3. Children age 6 -12: $7

  4. Children 5 and under: Free with a paid adult

  5. Group rates for groups of six or more adults: $10

Your admission fee helps them raise funds for further restoration at the Villa Montezuma Museum!

Special Exhibit: A World in Mourning: Bereavement in the Victorian Age. See this fascinating exhibit that explains how Victorians coped with death. This includes period clothing and jewelry that you’ll want to see!

Reserve your spot now!

1) Due to the ongoing pandemic, please reserve your time slot via texting them at 619-233-8833.

2) Museum location: 1925 K Street, corner of 20th & K, in the Sherman Heights Historic District of San Diego, just east of downtown and the East Village. There is plenty of no-cost parking near the Villa in the neighborhood.

3) For the soft reopening, please bring cash to pay for your admission (they will soon be able to take your credit cards).

4) In California any unvaccinated person should wear a mask

There is no eating, drinking, or photography allowed inside this historic site.

Villa Montezuma Museum
4.6
Based on 56 reviews
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Traci Coker (MurphyMe)
Traci Coker (MurphyMe)
03:12 10 Jan 22
Very beautiful and unique build. Promoted as a "haunted" historical landmark. It's historical... Interesting beginning... and history. I would recommend touring for the architectural aspects. It was a longer your than we expected and was not ideal for anyone who has issues standing for long periods.read more
Ben Macri
Ben Macri
17:40 13 Dec 21
Fabulous historical building in the history of San Diego. World class stained glass windows.
Alex Garner
Alex Garner
21:10 23 Nov 21
Enchanting is the right word!! Such a gorgeous house, the stained glass is truly mesmerizing. The only historic house... I’ve wanted to visit again. Our tour guide Louise had such a passion and appreciation for the house it couldn’t help but rub off on us.read more
William Brock, PhD
William Brock, PhD
03:39 18 Nov 21
Fascinating. Good tour of a historic landmark. Beautiful stained glass and woodwork. Restoration in progress, but well... worth a visit.read more
Randy Garcia
Randy Garcia
19:10 11 Nov 21
Very unique architecture, and entertaining and informative storytelling by Curator.
Ainur
Ainur
05:26 06 Nov 21
Such a beautiful and unique building (both inside and outside) with a captivating story. I think it's well worth the... fee of $15. It's a 50 minute tour and you get to learn lots of interesting facts and stories. It's a shame they don't allow pictures but that also means you are completely focused on listening to the guide. I was lucky to be the only visitor at the time, and they still did the tour for me, which was very cool. The host clearly cares about the house and preserving its history. Hope they can raise the funds to maintain the museum.read more
Ian Tolentino
Ian Tolentino
18:24 01 Nov 21
At the time of this review, they had been doing weekend tours regularly for about a month. Great history with ties to... the Winchester House & the Hotel Del Coronado. Absolutely beautiful! Worth the $15 cash entry fee. The only negatives are that I felt a little rushed and no interior picture taking is allowed. There's so much to see & look at in detail, I didn't feel like I had enough time. It is so amazing in there, *not* taking pictures seems like a minor crime! Definitely go, tho. They desperately need the money to repair a leaking roof.read more
Momma Midnight
Momma Midnight
06:18 11 Aug 21
Beautiful, rich spooky history. Shout out to Dante and Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours.
melissa walden
melissa walden
04:25 13 Mar 21
Lived next door to this in1969.. we were also haunted by evil spirits whom actually appeared in the house. Oddly... enough, we had painted our old bathtub vinyl red! The spirits who were in the house were seen by others as fighting a whispery battle with another being all dressed in white.. I was the object of the whispering..one was on one side.one on the other at my ear..I couldn't move during this episode... later we walked down the block to get cigarettes..I never forgot the battle for my soul..read more
Jeannified
Jeannified
01:27 14 Jan 20
Toured this place YEARS ago with my mom, who was visiting from out of town. Great place!
Sheldon Watson
Sheldon Watson
18:36 17 Aug 19
Very fun short historical tour of the house. Well worth your time
Geod #
Geod #
21:23 12 Nov 18
Absolutely fantastic museum and tour. They don't do the tours off but when they do definitely go. The friends of the... Villa who take care of the place are excellent.read more
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