Dabney's House


The Dabney’s House, recovered by the Regional Government of the Azores, portrays the story and passage of the Dabney family in Faial, who left a cultural, historical and scientific heritage, still visible and recognized on the island.

The Dabney family settled in Faial in 1806, when John Bass Dabney was appointed US Consul General in the Azores. Three members of the Dabney family (John, Charles and Samuel) successively engaged this position over a century. In 1854, Charles William Dabney bought a summer house built in Monte da Guia, included in a residential complex consisting of a house with a cistern, a pier and a shelter for two boats, a viewpoint, a small area of vineyards stretching up the slope towards the bay of Porto Pim and a winery, where, currently, is the exhibition about their experiences on the island.

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Guided tour; Permanent exhibition; Film/documentary projection; Ticket office; Gift shop; Debit card payment; Accessible toilet.


Opening Times


Tuesday to Saturday | Holidays > 10h00 - 13h00 | 13h30 - 17h00

Closed > Sundays | Mondays | 1 January | Mardi Gras | Easter Sunday | 25 December



Every day > 10h00 - 13h00 | 14h00 - 18h00

Closed > Easter Sunday


Guided tours: by appointment with a minimum of 48 hours in advance

Tour duration: 30 minutes

Number of people per tour: 4 - 20


The management entity reserves the right to close the establishment, according to the weather conditions.



Monte da Guia Complex Ticket (Dabney's House and Porto Pim Aquarium):

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 2,00 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 4,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 2,00 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 8,00 €

Resident of the Azores*: Free


Faial All-In-One Ticket:

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 9,50 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 19,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 9,50 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 38,00 €


Monte da Guia All-in-one Ticket (Dabney's House, Porto Pim Aquarium and Whaling Station):

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 3,50 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 7,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 3,50 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 14,00 €


*Upon presentation of the Citizen Card.

Children up to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.



Address: Monte da Guia, 9900 Horta

Phone: (+351) 292 240 685

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Getting there

Located in the parish of Angústias.

From the Garden of Praça do Infante (south end of the city’s Main Avenue), in front of Marina of Horta, go south, through the traditional cobblestone path towards the Praia de Porto Pim (beach). After passing the Hotel Canal on your right, turn left at the next intersection and walk about 600 m until you reach the parking lot. Then, turn right towards the beach and follow the path next to it. You will find the Dabney’s House on your left. 


GPS Coordinates

38°31'23,166'' N | 28º37'39,597'' W

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