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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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Take the the tours at each part. We paid $5.00 for each person. The guide spent one hour for just the two of us. I learned a lot about the start of California.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Larkspur, California

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Aarhus, Denmark
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Based on rewiews and guide books I would have expected more of this historic state park. It might have to do, with me as an European, I expect more for buildings to be historical.

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Larkspur, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Take the the tours at each part. We paid $5.00 for each person. The guide spent one hour for just the two of us. I learned a lot about the start of California.

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Monterey, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the monterey historic parks buildings are mostly closed. i recommend first, casa serrano. it is privately owned and full of art and antiques and is still used today for wonderful events. they are open 2-4 pm. sats. otherwise, following the wonderful markers on the path of history is fun. and do not miss colton hall where our first constitution was... More 

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la
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

situated between the touristy cannery row aquarium area and historic downtown Monterey is an Historic Park. Great for kids.

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Love going to see this again. Once again it has been 40 years since I have seen any of this and it was super to back and see some things that I saw a long time ago.

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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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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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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