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Colton Hall Museum

Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-646-5648
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Very cool histroy !

Great displays and the guide very knowledgeable of the area. Had a very interesting conversation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CryptoTracker
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Colorado
Small collection, fascinating early California artifacts

Discover early California! See a collection of important historical documents from the founding of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Contribution2All
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Built in 1849 to serve as a public school and town meeting hall, this historic building is now a museum open for public touring.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey, CA 93940
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+1 831-646-5648
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great displays and the guide very knowledgeable of the area. Had a very interesting conversation with him! A small museum with a neat flare!

Thank CryptoTracker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discover early California! See a collection of important historical documents from the founding of our state. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to visit with the knowledgeable host.

Thank Contribution2All
Reviewed 7 May 2017

On the day I traveled, the museum pictured here was not open, only the signing hall and a small docent's room. The docent had good information to add, but the signing hall itself was only a 10 minute visit. There were some recreations of documents...More

Thank ErvanInFremont
Reviewed 21 April 2017

There are artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the founding of California. You can view copies of original drafts and see an original document with signatures. Signatures include Sutter and Larkin. The second story hall is set up to replicate the room during the drafting of...More

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Well worth an hour of time to learn something of early California history. If you have bad knees come up the back stairs. Don't miss the Old Monterey Jail next door.

Thank FustianMan
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The museum was interesting overall but we didn't stay for more than fifteen minutes or so. Kids were bored.

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A very interesting building that played a part in the history of California's Constitution. Lots of exhibits and artifacts.

Thank Scott8147
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is one of many choices you have, if you're taking time to walk the Downtown Monterey area, which I recommend. It's in a great location, and the exhibits are very good.

Thank Kent S
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was the first capital building for California before statehood (we voted on joining the union in this building) Rugged hand hewn beams are clearly visable

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Colton Hall and Friendly Plaza are a must see. The brick pathway has plaques indicating significant dates in Monterey history. The property is the site of City Hall and is owned by Monterey. Unlike many of the historic adobes controlled by the state, Colton Hall...More

Thank PDIXX
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