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Monterey State Historic Park

Address: 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-649-7118
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Ranked #13 of 94 things to do in Monterey
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A state park in Monterey that operates tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A state park in Monterey that operates tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century.

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Escondido, California, USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

But what we did see was very good and staff were extremely helpful. Certainly worth a look as a contrast to the rather tacky Cannery Row.

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Konstancin
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138 reviews 138 reviews
10 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A very informative historical park with docents who really care about history and the visitors. Next door there are many places to eat or go whale watching so this is part of a full day excursion.

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Redwood City, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You get some good idea of what Spanish (Mexican) California was like with the preserved buildings that dot Monterey. Many furnishings and devices from the period are preserved and explained. A pleasant stroll with coffee houses and restaurants nearby.

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Modesto, California
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198 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A friend and I visited this state historic park during the recent 30th annual Christmas in the Adobes held on December 5 and 6 in the evening from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. This is a yearly event and on the evening we visited there were 21 historic adobes open for view. Many of these adobes cannot be seen during other... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Near the spot where the USA seized California from Mexico, in the shadow of the Presidio Chapel (well, nearly), in the city of the colonial capital, and Mexican capital of Alta California, you have 3 museums clustered around a single plaza. Check them out! Food is available nearby in abundance.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've learnt a lot about the history of Monterey. If you like History and Nature, you can't miss Monterrey and its parks.

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Sedona, AZ
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A Beautiful area in the city to spend time with children and or dogs. We learned much historical information about Monterey. Any of the city employees we met were very friendly and helpful. We loved seeing the moon tree which was planted from seed that was taken from Monterey to the Moon and then back again to be planted!

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Leersum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Visited the Custom House & other colonial museum and admired more old adobe buildings that are all well preserved. Proof of a long and varied history of the city of Monterey.

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