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Monterey State Historic Park

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Address: 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-649-7118
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A state park in Monterey that operates tours of its gardens and historic...
A state park in Monterey that operates tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century.
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A robust little museum in the heart of it all

Located between fisheman's wharf, old town, and the convention center, there is a great little museum that not only contains the history of Monterey and California, but also the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Located between fisheman's wharf, old town, and the convention center, there is a great little museum that not only contains the history of Monterey and California, but also the original footprint of the Unites States on the west coast. See the oldest building in town as the Custom House were traders came in and paid their taxes to the Spanish... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The exhibits seemed kind of dated in terms of their approach to interpretation and not very informative. The Custom House was closed during hours it was supposed to be open.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Early California history comes alive here. It is very educational and children love it. On a sunny day, it cannot be beat.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's nice that Monterey has not totally destroyed every historical remnant of its history like so many European cities have done to theirs. The only real regret I have is that Monterey did very poorly with preserving its presidio; so poorly that nothing of it remains but some small portion of wall maybe and the Presidio Chapel. The area between... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 798 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We walked around the Park on a cool Sunday afternoon and really appreciated what we saw . Unfortunately , it was 4.00 p.m. when we got there and all the exhibits were close . we still had a nice walk

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The first time we came here there were waves. The second was time it was calm and peaceful. Beautiful ,waves ,rocks ,sea-lions . Easy free parking.

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Palm Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Many buildings in the area with historic beginnings. Staff friendly and knowledgable. Easy to get from place to place, just follow the yellow dots on the sidewalk.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Caution on opening days. Summer and winter hours due to budget constraints. Very good hisotrical museum.

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Escondido, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I love California history and the Pacific House Museum had a lot of historical information not just on the Spanish history of California but on the Native American history as well. The ranger on duty was very knowledgeable on the Native American history.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Monterey is one of California's oldest cities (towns), and the offices, restaurants, shops, hotels are sprinkled in around and among the buildings that have been here since Monterey's earliest days. Monterey wants you to get a feel for what life was like in those days; walking around in the buildings gives you a real feel for life in those times... More 

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Address: Address: 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-649-7118
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

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