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Even if you arrive before the 10:00 opening, you will find a phone number at the sidewalk stairs with a code to the Parks Service that will give you a great deal of information. About this historic house. The gardens are beautiful.
The Larkin House Adobe is one of the best preserved examples of Monterey architecture. I love to sneak away from the crowd and have a peaceful lunch in the garden under the arbor. If there were only a way for me to rent the carriage...More
One of the tragedies of Monterey is the lack of access to the many, many historic buildings all within easy walking distance of each other. The problem is they are run by the State Parks Department and due to lack of funding are rarely open...More
From all the buzz from the city, this is a great escape that's free and beautiful. Plenty of benches and enough shade. This garden is a fantastic place to go during your lunch break or just take on photography! The well is big and safe,...More
Thomas Larkin was the first (and only!) American Consul. Originally a storekeeper (he was half-brother to Captain Cooper of the Cooper-Moler historic Adobe), he parlayed his business abilities to amazing heights. Amazing antiques and garden.