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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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Fun History Walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Ripon, California
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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 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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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We picked up the map at the tourist information centre. No written guides appeared to be available. There are signs at each place along the route giving basic information. Easy to follow except near the old library where it is not clear if one is welcome in military ground!! Overall shows Monterey at it's best.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The historic Monterey Plaza features the old custom house and several of the original buildings from the early California days when Monterey was the state capitol. It is just across the street from the old Fisherman's wharf and worth a walk through.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our favorite time to explore Paths of History is during the Chrismas at the Adobes festival. It is held each year on a December week-end prior to Christmas. Its fun to wander in the dark to candle lit adobe homes many with holiday entertainment and holiday cookies. We have done this event once in the rain - and it was... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like history, this path is for you. You just follow the yellow dots on the sidewalk and you are led from one cool historical site to the next, from Colton Hall, where the California Constitution was signed, to California's First Theater. It is interesting and a lovely walk through downtown Monterey. Most areas are wheelchair friendly, although some... More 

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