Marston House Museum & Gardens Neighborhood Tour, Garden Tour, or Three Tours for Two

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  • Arts and Crafts architecture
  • Formal & rare plans for canyon gardens
  • Guided neighborhood tours

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Promotional value expires Jul 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid December 11 and 12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

Customer Reviews

I didn't know about the Marston house before seeing the Groupon. We loved the tour and already recommended going to family members. What a wonderful place!
Karen C. · December 29, 2013
Loved the tours! I learned a lot about the Marston family and their preservation and conservation efforts.
Pat C. · May 23, 2012
This was a fantastic value. Guides were well informed and tours were very interesting
Scott J. · April 15, 2012
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