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Monterey State Historic Park

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20 Custom House Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
+1 831-649-7118
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Hidden Garden

Behind the state historic museum is the most delightful, Spanish-themed courtyard and garden. it... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
Learn Monterey's history

The "park" refers to the Custom House Plaza (right next to Fisherman's Wharf) and the buildings on... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2016
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A state park in Monterey that operates tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Custom House Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
+1 831-649-7118
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Behind the state historic museum is the most delightful, Spanish-themed courtyard and garden. it is rarely visited and so very peaceful and beautiful.

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The "park" refers to the Custom House Plaza (right next to Fisherman's Wharf) and the buildings on the Path of History. These are the preserved original buildings (with some necessary renovations). Visit the plaza and then walk the Path of History on a self-guided tour,...More

Thank Queen J
Reviewed July 9, 2016

The tour was well worth it, gives an excellent history of the inhabitants of Monterey. It was just ds and myself, so a private tour. I would have liked to go into some of the other buildings, but ds wouldn't have been interested, so I...More

1  Thank Kay64
Reviewed July 6, 2016

It is nice to see how the history is preserved and you can enjoy it all for free. Grab a map and follow the stone path in the ground and you will learn a bit about the history of the area and will pass through...More

2  Thank hiking-har
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Great walking tour, not all historic buildings were open, but those that were had lovely helpful people explaining the background of the buildings. Lovely gardens included too.

1  Thank Sue&mike
Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is a excellent place to learn about the history of Monterey and the peoples who lived here, Upstairs there is a area dedicated to the Native Americans who fisrt lived here and their way of life. The museum is free to the public and...More

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed May 9, 2016

Beautiful historic touch, relaxed presentation of historic architecture and old Monterey. Interesting exhibits.

Thank tattoou
Reviewed May 9, 2016

The old buildings around this area are so awesome! Really great condition and there's a museum (free) to enjoy as well. Totally worth the walk through when in Monterey.

1  Thank Jules T
Reviewed May 9, 2016

I happened onto this rather by chance. We walked through a small garden and toured the customs house. The ranger was very knowledgeable and I learned some interesting tidbits about the architecture. It doesn't take a great deal of time. It's free.

1  Thank beachcomber206
Reviewed March 20, 2016

The place where California became California is commemorated here, for the first Theater is near by and one can get a taste of the history that abounds in this lovely bayside town.

Thank BarbaraF2017
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