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The Monterey Bay Area Sights

Colton Hall

  • 570 Pacific St. Map It
  • Monterey

Updated 05/08/2015

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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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570 Pacific St., between Madison and Jefferson Sts., Monterey, California, 93940, United States

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  • Free
  • Daily 10–4 (Sun. and Tues. noon–3 in winter)

Updated 05/08/2015


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