Monterey Bay Sights


Colton Hall

Colton Hall Review

A convention of delegates met here in 1849 to draft the first state constitution. The stone building, which has served as a school, a courthouse, and the county seat, is a city-run museum furnished as it was during the constitutional convention. The extensive grounds outside the hall surround the Old Monterey Jail.

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  • Address: 570 Pacific St., between Madison and Jefferson Sts., Monterey, CA, 93940 | Map It
  • Phone: 831/646–5640
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 10–4 (Sun. and Tues. noon–3 in winter)
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  • Location: Monterey
Updated: 05-04-2014

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