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Presidio Museum

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Address: Corporal Ewing Rd, Bldg. 113, Monterey, CA 93944
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Stopped in for a quick look. It's a small museum but quite interesting and the guide on duty that day was extremely knowledgable. Worthwhile.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 23, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Stopped in for a quick look. It's a small museum but quite interesting and the guide on duty that day was extremely knowledgable. Worthwhile.

Thank SharonSCalifornia
Henderson, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I visited the Presidio Museum of Monterey to see the monument on the top of the hill. I was very disappointed as to the care and condition of the monument and its surroundings. The city of Monterey owns and maintains the property, it seems they're doing the very minimum to preserve it. The museum is clean but dinky, really nothing... More 

Thank Luv2Travel979
Davis, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

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.

Thank rockyhillgal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

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 

Thank JDenise
Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Houston N
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank seek_save
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

4 Thank oldsaltCalifornia
Sunnyvale, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

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

Thank Kloklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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