Join us for a private tour of the Marston House in Balboa Park. This beautiful estate has the main house museum, formal gardens, canyon gardens, planned cultural landscape and museum store in the Carriage House -- great inspiration for creative types like us! This tour starts at noon and last about 45 minutes, so it's a great lunchtime getaway.
More on the Marston House: The George and Anna Marston House Museum and Gardens are located just North of Balboa Park in beautiful San Diego, California. This Arts & Crafts mansion was built in a transitional Craftsman Prairie Style. Commissioned by San Diego merchant and philanthropist George White Marston this house was designed by Master Architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving John Gill of the Hebbard & Gill architectural firm. The house and gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places for Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Style 1900 magazine has named the Marston House one of the 25 most important Arts & Crafts buildings in the United States. The house is furnished from the style of the early 20th century American Arts and Crafts Movement. Set on five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds.
Built in 1905 for George White and Anna Gunn Marston, this grand old home stands as a wonderful tribute to a unique family and their legacy of service to the San Diego community. George Marston was a prominent merchant, philanthropist, and one of San Diego’s finest civic leaders.