The Marston House Museum & Gardens

Visitor Information

3525 7th Avenue
San Diego, California 92103

Phone: 619-297-9327
Hours: Non-Summer Hours (September - Mid-June) Open · Friday-Monday 10am-4pm Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Summer Hours (mid-June through Labor Day) Open :Thursday-Monday 10am-5pm Marston House Garden Tour Saturdays & Sundays, 11am · 1pm · 3pm · 45 minutes (Summer only) Historic Seventh Avenue Tour Saturdays & Sundays, 12 noon · 2pm · 4pm · 45 minutes (Summer Only) Bankers Hill Historic Walking Tour Third Sunday of the month · 10:30am · 90 minutes (Summer Only) Closed during Pride Festival in July each year. Please call or check local calendars. Marston House tours start every half hour and are 40-45 minutes in length. The last tour of the day begins 30 minutes before closing time.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: $1 off admission to each of our tours. 10% off merchandise in Museum Shop.


One of California's finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Marston House was constructed in 1905 for George W. Marston and his wife, Anna. As a San Diego civic leader, Marston’s work in historic preservation, conservation and history is well known. The property was designed and built by the internationally renowned architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill. Surrounded by five acres of rolling lawns, manicured formal gardens, and rustic canyon gardens, this 8,500 square-foot home became a house museum in 1987 after the Marston family gifted it to the City of San Diego for the public’s enjoyment.