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Colton Hall Museum

Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-646-5648
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Colton Hall Museum was named after a military chaplain. It was built out of white stone from a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Caroline S
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Monterey County, California
historical beginning of early calif.

this is one of the early buildings built in calif before I believe in 1849. it part of the Monterey... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gbangs59
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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Built in 1849 to serve as a public school and town meeting hall, this historic building is now a museum open for public touring.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Colton Hall Museum was named after a military chaplain. It was built out of white stone from a near-by hill. It housed government and education at its beginnings. Open to the public mainly 10 to 4 except in the winter as it has shorter hours....More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is one of the early buildings built in calif before I believe in 1849. it part of the Monterey historical park. a way distance from the park but closer to downtown Monterey.next door is the old city jail and city hall itself. its a...More

Thank gbangs59
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Even if you arrive before the 10:00 opening, it is a nice walk around a historic building. You can call the California State Parks cell phone line 831-998-9458 and put in the code 401 and 402 for great background information on the building. Don't miss...More

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great displays and the guide very knowledgeable of the area. Had a very interesting conversation with him! A small museum with a neat flare!

Thank CryptoTracker
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Discover early California! See a collection of important historical documents from the founding of our state. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to visit with the knowledgeable host.

Thank Contribution2All
Reviewed 7 May 2017

On the day I traveled, the museum pictured here was not open, only the signing hall and a small docent's room. The docent had good information to add, but the signing hall itself was only a 10 minute visit. There were some recreations of documents...More

Thank ErvanInFremont
Reviewed 21 April 2017

There are artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the founding of California. You can view copies of original drafts and see an original document with signatures. Signatures include Sutter and Larkin. The second story hall is set up to replicate the room during the drafting of...More

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Well worth an hour of time to learn something of early California history. If you have bad knees come up the back stairs. Don't miss the Old Monterey Jail next door.

Thank FustianMan
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The museum was interesting overall but we didn't stay for more than fifteen minutes or so. Kids were bored.

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A very interesting building that played a part in the history of California's Constitution. Lots of exhibits and artifacts.

Thank Scott8147
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