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Pacific House Museum

Monterey State Historic Park, 10 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-7118
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Old fashioned, informative

This museum walks the visitors through a history of Monterrey, which I found very informative... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EllenRHK
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
via mobile
California History is Grand

I'm a lover of California history and sort of minored in it in college. The Pacific House Museum... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
TomHAntioch_CA
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Vallejo, California
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History museum showing what life was like in Old Monterey more than 150 years ago.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good60%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“Old fashioned, informative ”
4 Jan 2017
“California History is Grand”
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Monterey State Historic Park, 10 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA
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+1 831-649-7118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum walks the visitors through a history of Monterrey, which I found very informative. It's clearly an old school museum without technological bells and whistles, which is charming. If you don't know much about CA history, it's a great start.

Thank EllenRHK
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I'm a lover of California history and sort of minored in it in college. The Pacific House Museum is one of those spots, like the California Missions, that gives one pause to reflect on what life was once like here in the Spanish and Mexican...More

1  Thank TomHAntioch_CA
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is the last of the original buildings built by the spanish before the Mexican revolt. Thick adobe and many original pieces from the area and era. Docents are very knowledgable dont miss the Whale vertebrae walkway.

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Can't comment - just want to say make sure it's open before you head there. It is well located near the wharf and so it's easy to do if you are in the area.

Thank CyndiMom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is among several historic sites through out the Monterey Peninsula. There is so much historic information in these and they are well presented with public tours and self guided phone tours. Some of them have video installations. They all have well presented displays and...More

Thank Orostudio
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I was surprised by the quality of the exhibits located here. Their presentation was great visually! The place is well thought out and a must see for history buffs!!

2  Thank terry k
Reviewed 19 August 2015

It is a shame how many people walk past this great museum in what many consider the "walkthrough" area of Monterey. part of the state park, this museum provides a great history of Monterey, and is well worth 30-60 minutes of your time.

1  Thank seek_save
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The tour just five dollars per person. I walked thru it the first day and didn't learn as near as much as I did with the docent. We got to visit this building and few others. Well worth $5.00

1  Thank TimSamsTravelUSA
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Loved the informative little museum. The Indian culture and relics were so nice to see. $3 charge to get in and it includes the other museum area (we ran out of time and didn't go) Lovely staff

Thank Orchard Orchid
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We only had a very short time here as it was closing soon after we arrived, however we did manage to have a swift look around and there were some great exhibits on display and loads of information to read and absorb. The bit I...More

1  Thank Roberts69
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