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Monterey State Historic Park

20 Custom House Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
+1 831-649-2907
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A great walk back through California history

You can tour many buildings by flowing medallions along the sidewalks and walkways of the old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mission Viejo, California
Make sure you do the tour!

This place has such incredible history. Tours are given by park rangers and are offered on... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
San Francisco, California
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A state park in Monterey that operates tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Custom House Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
+1 831-649-2907
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can tour many buildings by flowing medallions along the sidewalks and walkways of the old historic wharf area. Take your time and talk with the volunteers who are more than happy to tell you interesting stories. Also, when walking around Monterey, PG or Carmel,...More

Thank Bubuflu
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This place has such incredible history. Tours are given by park rangers and are offered on Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tours are $5 for adults, children 12-and-under are free. Our park ranger was Aaron, who had...More

Thank Bfarly
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I like to just meander through this place which is usually sparsely populated and quiet. Not a whole bunch to see, but nice and peaceful.

Thank dogmeat41
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very interesting and wonderfully helpful employees. One of the few museums I have been to where you are encouraged to handle exhibits.

Thank Dc N
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Nice opportunity to visit historic buildings in a pleasant setting. Information boards are available. The adobe buildings were especially interesting. Parking is a challenge.

Thank Kiamom
Reviewed 11 August 2017

i was hoping to find a true historical park such as you would find in old san deigo. no comparsion to san deigo. why? enchrochment of mondern buildings in the area that gives it a fell of just a neighborhood. it is not localize. it...More

1  Thank gbangs59
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Monterey has a great history. The first brick building in California, the first public library, the first theater.

Thank dbillsandonline
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Just steps from the wharf, take a break from the touristy side of Monterey. This was a fantastic step into Monterey history. Guide was fun and informative. Don't miss this one hour tour!

Thank mreconomist
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Walked around the historic buildings one afternoon. Interesting old Adobe houses and other buildings. Some were closed the day we visited (in July, no special holiday) but we found one building open with an enthusiastic older lady explaining the living of the old city and...More

Thank Hanna A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We did the Historic walk and learned a lot about Monterey and its history. The walk is easy to do and you follow golden markers and visit a lot of buildings. Some are open to the public and have lots of artifacts. I recommend this...More

Thank Randall66
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Walker S | Reviewed this property |
From the cruise ship a tender will take you to Fisherman's Wharf. Walk to the end of the pier, 600 ft., and you will walk into the Historical Park which is about 500 ft square. Total distance round trip is about 1/2 mile... More