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Monterey State Historic Park

20 Custom House Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
+1 831-649-7118
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To understand the history of California

Wonderful way to enter into the history of California. The park provides museums and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Walker S
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San Diego, California
Very nice, unpretentious place to hang out

Nothing very fancy or impressive about this place but still worth a visit. If nothing else, its a... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Brix510
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San Jose, 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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Custom House Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2430
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+1 831-649-7118
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Wonderful way to enter into the history of California. The park provides museums and exhibits which guide you through our past. Good place to start you visit in Monterey.

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Nothing very fancy or impressive about this place but still worth a visit. If nothing else, its a great place to just hang out and relax between meals and drinks and take a nice walk to see some of the historical portions of Monterey.

Thank Brix510
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Original, historic buildings like the Customs House are staged to appear the way they were in the 19th century. It is a worthwhile visit to step back from our modern society to learn how people lived during the formation of the state.

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is at the base of the ward so there is no excuse not to see it. There is a great outside seating area so the kids can and will run around. Depending on when you go there are special guided tours or you can...More

Thank gladysc215
Reviewed 26 March 2017

There is much to do here. It's not 'high energy'; low key and historic. You can stroll along the streets and take a guided tour. Wander among old buildings, and relive the past. It's a designated State Historic District and the landmark buildings date back...More

Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Monterey State Historic Park is a must see in Monterey for anyone who appreciates California history. The buildings and exhibits are wonderfully preserved and the staff are the most knowledgeable and interesting in the California parks system. The Customs House was our favorite part...More

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Ok great place to slow down .And look and learn about history.Lots of historical buildings.and the tour was worth to be able to get a better idea of the past

Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Take the one hour walking tour led by a member of the State Park Service to get a good understanding of the early days and the settling of Monterey. It is well worth your time and very interesting.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Wow, what a great area to explore... from the Marina, state historic buildings, bocce ball courts, the nearby Fisherman's Wharf. Do not miss seeing this area.

Thank michelefry2017
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We walked through this park without realizing it -- it was more of a construction site during our visit. The buildings were closed while we were there, but if we return, we would definitely give this another chance.

Thank mshapiro99
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