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Address: Corporal Ewing Rd, Bldg. 113, Monterey, CA 93944
Phone Number: 831 646 3456
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Beautiful location and view, and historical to boot!

Loved coming here, as I spent many summers at the Presidio, with my late dad, a Colonel in the US Army. The Presidio is beautiful and the views from the museum and the monument... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JDenise
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Utah
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Davis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Presidio's site is beautiful, with sweeping views of Monterey Bay. However, the museum is underfunded and really needs an "angel" to do justice to a site of this significance.

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved coming here, as I spent many summers at the Presidio, with my late dad, a Colonel in the US Army. The Presidio is beautiful and the views from the museum and the monument are amazing. You can hear the seals barking in the bay. The museum is typical of military museums....lots of nostalgic photos of when the Presidio was... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Visit the Presidio Museum and learn about the history of Monterey. There is no admission charge so take advantage of a great free resource.

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Thank Houston N
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As a free museum, it is an interesting exposure to a different side of history of Monterey. Most people don't know it even exists, but it is well worth 30 minutes, and some great views of the bay from its location perched on the top of the hill

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California
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77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A small but well stocked military museum giving the history of Monterey and The entry of California into the union. Museum can be entered without going through the Army gate. Many displays of early armament and uniforms. The curator loved his job and was very knowledgeable of the museum and local military history

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Sunnyvale, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Presidio Museum is on the grounds of the Presidio at Monterey , but accessible to the public. We went there to visit on a day with cloudy skies -not a good time to go to the beach. I would recommend the place only to those interested in military equipment and dress attire. The Presidio Museum is a museum if... More 

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3 Thank robert c
Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This was a very interesting area of Monterrey, the Museum has always been closed when I was there,

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Just wanted to let everyone know what days the Presidio Museum is open. Saw the reviews here and decided to stop on our drive between SF and LA but was disappointed to find out we were visiting on a wrong day.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Laerned a lot about the enire history of the Presideo, including a historical timeline.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Small, free, local museum overlooked by many, but with an excellent display on the interelated histories of Monterey and its Presidio.

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