True Crime that Takes You Back in Time!

Tour Length: 1 hour | Tour Rating: PG13

Join Murder n’ Mayhem for a 1 hour 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 true crime. You will also learn the darker history of the Gaslamp Quarter, the area formerly known as the Stingaree.

Eras of True Crime

We will take you through eras in time with our history of True Crime. Learn about how downtown San Diego first came to be and then the era of the Stingaree. Here you will learn of the first death on the tour. At a historic hotel this ghost is said to STILL haunt his room. Then you will travel in time to the roaring 1920’s; Murder, Revenge and Slavery. Next you will move forward a little over 10 years to become familiar with the 3rd victim of a San Diego Serial Killer. And last, we will share one of the most horrific crimes to recently take place in downtown San Diego.

* 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 and murder, along with gruesome details that some may find offensive.

Some of the fine print:
This tour is wheelchair accessible.
No food or drinks are served during the tour.
All public tours are subject to a minimum of 6 total guests. (Your reservation does NOT have to be 6 guests. The total number of reservations for the tour does.) If the public tour minimum is not reached the tour will be cancelled and you will be given the option of rescheduling or a refund.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds and no reschedules, unless you beg and offer freshly baked goods. (Nothing with cherries though, they don’t look appetizing after hearing this tour.)

Want to book a private tour? Please contact us!

Tour F.A.Q.’s

We highly recommend making your reservations in advance as we allow a limited number of people to participate on each tour. Space permitting we will accept on-site payment for the tour.
We recommend parking in the garage at 614 Market Street. For other parking options please visit: note parking in the Gaslamp Quarter 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 ride the Trolley. This event is downtown so you may want to check to see if there are other events going on that would require additional time for parking. Our tours start promptly at the designated start time and we reserve the right to scalp your tickets if you don’t arrive on time.
You will meet your Lead Detective at Henry’s Pub, 618 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92101. He or She will be near the door marked 614.
Tour Rating: PG13. 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, rape and murder; along with gruesome details that some may find offensive. Children under the age 13 are allowed to attend with parental supervision. If you are looking for a tour that is specifically kid friendly please check out our pirate themed Seaport Village Tour.
All sales are final and non-refundable.
The tour will go on in a light rain. We highly suggest you bring an umbrella or borrow a trash bag from a local business. (They make decent ponchos.) In the case of a downpour we will cancel. If this happens we will contact you and see if you would like to reschedule for a future date or if you prefer a refund. We will call you at least 2 hours before the event if it is cancelled due to the weather.
Yes. You will see several of the popular sights around The Gaslamp Quarter. History, architecture and murder are just a few of the things that you may find interesting along the way.
No, while the murders and locations you stop at are very real, we do not re-enact any of the crime scenes. (You are more than welcome to though.)
Nope. We do suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking a little over a mile in 1 hour.
Click the Tours tab at the top of the page. All of the information about our other tours is there. If there is a specific city where you would like to see us spreading our murder n’ mayhem please contact us and let us know.
Yes! Please contact us and we would be happy to discuss putting together a tour for your group. Henry’s Pub can also provide catering for your event, so we have everything covered for you!

Experience the darker side of San Diego!

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$15 / per person

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