Marston House Museum & Gardens

Marston House Museum & Gardens
  • ADDRESS:

    3525 Seventh Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103

  • PHONE:

    (619) 297-9327

  • HOURS:

    Open Year Round
    Friday-Monday ยท 10am-5pm
    Closed Christmas
    House Tours start every half hour and are 40-45 minutes in length
    Please note: The last tour of the day begins at 4pm

    Seven Specialty Guided Tours Available
    - Marston House
    - Marston Gardens
    - Historic Seventh Avenue (Souvenir booklet additional)
    - Bankers Hill (Souvenir booklet additional)

    Group Tours Only
    - Art Traveler (Souvenir booklet additional)
    - The Romance of the Expo: Courtyards, Tiles & Fountains
    - Balboa Park: Hidden in Plain Sight

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 Gunn Marston. George Marston is noted for many things but most prominently as a civic leader whose interest and 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 enjoyment of the public.

Spend some time exploring the grounds, formal gardens and canyon pathways in the shade of towering pine, eucalyptus and oak trees. Learn about one of San Diego's most prominent families and the master architects and landscape designers who worked with the family to create one of the region's most important estates.