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Address: Monterey, CA
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Self-guided 2.7 mile walking tour around 46 historic buildings in downtown...
Self-guided 2.7 mile walking tour around 46 historic buildings in downtown Monterey.
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Walk California's historic "capital"

The Path of History should be visited by everyone (particularly Californian fourth graders who study our state's history). The tour can easily be done self-guided and does not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Path of History should be visited by everyone (particularly Californian fourth graders who study our state's history). The tour can easily be done self-guided and does not have to take in the complete 2 mile route. You can follow any of the round yellow path markers on the sidewalks in downtown Monterey and read the plaques on the adobes,... More 

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

The reality is that Monterey has a rich history, and what could be better than a nice walk through a beautiful little city with great weather? It costs nothing, you might learn something, and you definitely will get to stretch your legs a bit...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We enjoy taking parts of the path each visit! You pass so many historic places, from first theater to the Custom House,all over most interesitng places in California's history!

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San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a good walking tour of Monterey, if you follow this path and then walk along the water or bike from Fishermans Wharf to Cannery Row you'll have covered most of the actual town of Monterey. Check out PG while in the area too. This tour takes you past several historic sites and gardens and through much of Downtown... More 

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Monterey, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The path is markers in the side walk. Go to Colton Hall, where the CA constitution was written and get a copy of the path. It is unfortunate that do to State Parks mismanagement, most of the historic houses are closed except for the wonderful Christmas in the Adobes, on Thur. and Sat. one weekend in December. Not to be... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great look into the history of Monterey and California. Look for the map/brochure "Monterey State Historic Park" around town for a better idea of the path. Wear good walking shoes, the path is almost 3 miles long. The grounds and gardens of these building are a added treat.

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Ripon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a great history tour of California as well as Monterey. Keep in mind you will be walking several miles. The path is clearly marked with yellow dots in the sidewalk. This is best if done on the weekends, because much of the exhibits were closed on Monday when I was there. I did this walk a few years... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There are so many beautiful historic homes and buildings, and they are all close to Fisherman's Wharf on an easy self-guided walking tour. I highly recommend it.

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Sacramento, California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Follow this trail and you will find famous writers, an old theatre, places to go to the restroom, buy a bite to eat, and generally see the Monterey that others hurry by. It's worth it!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Monterey's early history was critical to California's early days. What is hidden in Monterey is largely unknown to the general public. You WILL find gems that you do not expect, I absolutely promise you. Take the tours that visit the old adobe homes (wonderful!) and the restored buildings. Go ahead and pay for the whole set that the park offers.... More 

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Address: Monterey, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

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