The Arts and Crafts architectural movement favored natural materials over machine-produced goods, simple design over adornment, and macaroni over shingles. Peek into the past with today's Groupon to Save Our Heritage Organisation's Historic Marston House Museum & Gardens tours. Admission for children ages 6–12 is $4, and children 5 and younger tour for free. Choose from the following options:
• For $10, you get two tickets to the guided Historic Seventh Avenue tour (up to a $20 value).
• For $10, you get two tickets to the guided Garden tour (up to a $20 value).
• For $20, you get two tickets to all three guided Marston House Museum & Gardens tours—the House tour, Marston House Garden tour, and Historic Seventh Avenue tour (up to a $40 value).
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places for architecture and landscape architecture, the 1905 home built for local philanthropists George W. Marston and Anna Gunn Marston showcases hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts movement. A guided tour through the 8,500-square-foot home winds past outstanding architectural details and early 20th-century Arts and Crafts furniture, including special exhibits of Stickley art and rare Irving Gill furniture. A tour through 5 acres of elegant grounds with majestic pine, eucalyptus, and oak trees begins with the estate's original plantings and landscape plan, explores the 1928 addition of a formal garden and moon bounce, and examines restoration plans for the rare canyon landscape garden. Take in the grandeur of other homes in the Balboa Park neighborhood during the Historic Seventh Avenue tour as a guide explains their architectural hallmarks, the other prominent San Diego families for whom they were built, and their connections to the Marstons. The Save Our Heritage Organisation's Museum Shop, nestled in the 1905 Marston carriage house, stocks souvenirs, Arts and Crafts furniture, and days-of-the-week monocles.
3525 Seventh Ave.
San Diego, California 92103Get Directions