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Monterey State Historic Park Tours

Step back in time at the Monterey State Historic Park. This National Historic Landmark with restored buildings showcases early life on Monterey Bay. The historic park features California's first theater, Monterey Customs House, and adobe houses from the earliest residents of the area.

Before You Go

  • Hours
    • Daily: 8 am - 10 pm
  • Prices
  • Events
    • Guided Walking Tours
    • Family Programs
  • Activities
    • Walking Path of History
    • Historic Architecture
    • Adobe Homes
    • Museum Exhibits
    • Gardens
    • Picnics

Questions & Answers

  • How long are tours of Monterey State Historic Park?
    Most historic walking tours of Old Monterey, CA will last one to two hours. Tours cover the Old Town and Monterey State Historic Park, the Monterey waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf, and Cannery Row. Hear stories of early Spanish explorers, historic Monterey adobes, the local fishing and sardine industry, and what daily life was like for the intrepid residents of early California.
  • Are Monterey tours dog friendly?
    In general, friendly, leashed dogs are permitted on tours of Old Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. Let your tour company know in advance if you are bringing a dog with you. Dogs are not allowed on tours that visit the interior of homes and buildings in the Old Town Historic District.

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