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Monterey State Historic Park


20 Custom House Plaza,
Monterey, California 93940

Distance from Hotel: 1.46 miles

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Located throughout the Monterey Old Town historic district, discover California's historic houses and buildings, California's first theater, and the site where the U.S. flag was first raised over the state. Enjoy a guided tour or stroll past 17 historic buildings, many of which showcase California's transition from a remote Spanish outpost to an official state. This heritage attraction features an open-air museum, beautiful gardens, and the Custom House, the oldest government building in California.

Hours & Prices

Hours: May through September: 9 AM to 5 PM; October through April: 10 AM to 4 PM.

Prices: Free


  • History Fest
  • Christmas in the Adobes


  • Historic Buildings
  • Guided Tours
  • Walking Path Tours
  • Gardens
  • Museums
  • Sightseeing


What notable historic sites can visitors explore when planning a trip to the Monterey State Historic Park?

Visitors to the Monterey State Historic Park can explore several notable historic sites, including Custom House, Pacific House Museum, and Colton Hall. Custom House is the oldest public building in California, Pacific House Museum showcases the history of Monterey, and Colton Hall is where the California Constitution was drafted in 1849. Planning a trip to these sites offers a glimpse into the rich history of Monterey during the Spanish and Mexican periods.


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