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Path of History

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Address: Monterey, CA
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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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Start at the Portola Hotel

There is a big map on the wall of the hotel's buildings that lays out the route. Many historic buildings line the path. It takes a little time to make the route complete... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a big map on the wall of the hotel's buildings that lays out the route. Many historic buildings line the path. It takes a little time to make the route complete, probably a little line the "Freedom Trail" in Boston (but western style).

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Fresno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to learn about the history of the area. Start at Custom House building and the Pacific House Museum in Custom House Plaza by Fisherman's Wharf. Volunteer docents inside will explain the rise in importance of Monterey as a hub of trade on the West Coast. Be sure to explore the small garden areas behind the first brick house... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We throughly enjoyed the path of history. Wonderful old buildings have been preserved and show the beginning of Monterey and its development in the early days.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Tried the cellphone tour this time. Nice but even better if the locations are open. Sadly all were closed by 3pm that day we walked.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This historic area is nice for a stroll if you're interested in history, or even if you're not all that interested in it. My friends and I enjoyed it and would recommend it, especially if you're not familiar with Monterrey.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It really does not matter where you begin on the Path of History. Be sure you have plenty of time. At least one day is good, more is better!

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Alhambra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lots of history in one area. Very easy access and great to stroll around on a nice day. Makes for great photo ops.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We spent an enjoyable day following the sidewalk markers around old Monterey. Just be aware at this time of year many places are only open on the weekends! But even with that we had a great time!

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Oakdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are a history buff, this is a must! You do need to be in good enough physical shape to do a little walking, but there are some really cool things to see.

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Fresno, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Cute attempt at history of CA and Monterey area. I have seem better exhibits but they try. Needs some maintenance

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