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Address: 525 Polk Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-649-7109
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Description: Step back into the life and times of the 19th century when visiting this...
Step back into the life and times of the 19th century when visiting this historic home and gardens dating back to the 1800s.
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Wonderful history experience

Take the walking tour that includes the Cooper-Molera Adobe. You will be very happy you did! Perhaps not a choice if you have young children who will tire of such recreation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Take the walking tour that includes the Cooper-Molera Adobe. You will be very happy you did! Perhaps not a choice if you have young children who will tire of such recreation easily. Do all of the historical adobe tours you can fit in. Well worth it!

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Fort Bragg, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Many people do not know about the Californio days which were between the mission days and California statehood. Visiting this Adobe will give insights to this time.

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California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This beautifully preserved home was fun to walk through. Most of the furnishings are original to the Cooper family. A nice piece of Monterey history.

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Aptos, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Like many of the historical sites in Monterey area, it's real and not fancied up to look more cute...It's a real building that dates back to early Monterey and gives an idea of what Monterey looked like.

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Monterey
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169 reviews 169 reviews
55 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Went here on the 4th of July after the parade downtown. What a delight! Had a tour of the old house. Very interesting indeed!

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Woodland Hills, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

My teenage children and I visited the museum on the fourth and found the experience of few typical museum signs and artifacts and gardens with no description. Tours of the house could only be taken when supervised and lasted about 45 minutes. Overall the grounds were beautiful as well as the main house and on the particular day of my... More 

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Monterey, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Although California History is a bit later than the history of the rest of the country, Monterey was California's first Capitol. This site not only contains the Museum Store for the Monterey State Historic Park but includes a walled garden encompassing nearly an acre in size, with plantings dating fro the 1860s. The historical exhibit in Spear Warehouse is definitely... More 

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California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

On a weekday in May, not too many people happened by, but it is an interesting place to view for a flavor of old California life. Monterey has emblems marking a walk through the historic adobes and buildings and this was one of the highlights of the walk. Visit their garden and many of the others too.

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Monterey, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I decided to follow the historic steps through Monterey and we stumbled upon this beautiful place. We have been through downtown Monterey before and have never known such a place existed here. By looking from the outside of the building you wouldn't know that there is a beautiful garden behind those unassuming walls. Step inside and you'll... More 

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Pacific Grove, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

This place is truly wonderful! Quiet, interesting, etc. A beautiful garden oasis in the middle of Monterey. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I hesitate to rate it only because it feels like my own secret garden every time I visit.

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