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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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Historic Monterey - First Capital of California

Travel back in time and visit Colton Hall Museum Built to serve as a public school and town meeting... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Lynn M
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Carmel, California, United States
Important site in history, preserved

The California constitution was laid out and signed here, and the setup tries to recreate the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2016
tak309
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Chicago, Illinois
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Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Travel back in time and visit Colton Hall Museum Built to serve as a public school and town meeting hall, Colton Hall now offers visitors a re-creation of the meeting room where California's first Constitution was drafted in October 1849 and exhibits on early Monterey....More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The California constitution was laid out and signed here, and the setup tries to recreate the period. It was nice, but the docents made it nicer, explaining various uses and the creation of the building.. It was free and had sufficient information if you read...More

1  Thank tak309
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Colton Hall's fascinating history, so core to California's past, is presented in such a way that it appears delegates just left the room a moment ago. Knowledgeable docents are available to give visitors the back stories. Loved it.

1  Thank rockyhillgal
Reviewed 17 October 2015

If you want to learn more about California history this is the place to come. The docent was truly a wealth of information!

Thank woadwoman
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Colton hall museum was truely amazing to a history buff like myself. I went by myself but still had a good time learning about california and Monterey's history.

Thank CindyNTravles
Reviewed 21 July 2015

If you are foreigner in Monterey Bay, you have opportunity to learn how California became a US state. you must go to Colton hall museum. It is easy to get there. if you are at the Monterey Transit Plaza(bus) just follow "the path of history"....More

Thank JungminSeo
Reviewed 13 July 2015

California joined the union in September, 1850, and this is where it happened! How much history can you stand? If you plan on visiting Monterey, be sure not to miss Colton Hall, on Pacific Street, near the Police station, the Fire Station, and the Library....More

2  Thank RichinMonterey
Reviewed 30 June 2015

In the original city hall for Monterey, this is a great little museum that give the history of Monterey and California. Admission is free, the scenery is great, and worth making a quick stop.

2  Thank seek_save
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Colton Hall is an historic building which has many historical artifacts from the pre-California days. No child should miss it.

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Great display on California's first capital, with occasional talks by docent. And it's free -donation only! Good bookstore, too - highly recommended to history buffs and occasional visitors alike.

Thank MrMe2014
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