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Address: Monterey State Historic Park, 510 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: +1 831-649-7118

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Hidden Gem in the Open

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Rich2opolo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

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 house, I would be a happy camper! If you can hit tour time, the docents... More 

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 to the public. The Larkin House is no exception. However, the interior garden is at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

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, but not sure if safe for small children. A true Monterey treasure.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Great history in Monterrey's adobe's be sure and do a walking tour and see these. The Larkin wasn't open on this day but still glad to see what we could.

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Very unexpected and delightful tour. Well worth the $5 cost. Very interesting and informative guide. Glad we stopped. Few tours, plan ahead

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

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.

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