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Cooper-Molera Adobe

525 Polk Street, Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-7109
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Ranked #24 of 56 Attractions in Monterey
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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Monterey, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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