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Monterey State Historic Park

Monterey State Historic Park Review

You can glimpse Monterey's early history in the well-preserved adobe buildings scattered along several city blocks. Far from being a hermetic period museum, the park facilities are an integral part of the day-to-day business life of the town—within some of the buildings are a store, a theater, and government offices. At some of the historic houses, the gardens (open daily 10 to 5 in summer, 10 to 4 the rest of the year) are worthy sights themselves. At this writing, some buildings are closed and tours on hiatus due to state park budget cuts. Private tours of some adobes are available by reservation. Cell phone tours are available 24/7—dial (831) 998–9498, followed by a stop number (401–410). Visit the park's website for up-to-date information.

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  • Address: 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 | Map It
  • Phone: 831/649–7118
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Call for hrs
  • Website:
  • Location: Monterey
Updated: 05-20-2013

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