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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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An old building

One of the oldest buildings from Monterey State Historic Park is the Pacific House, built in... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Gabriel A
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Ploiesti, Romania
Source of information of California History

A great place to learn about California history. It is almost two museums in one - the downstairs... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
trainfan2000
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Hamilton, Canada
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History museum showing what life was like in Old Monterey more than 150 years ago.
  • Excellent33%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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25 May 2018
“An old building”
20 May 2018
“Source of information of California History”
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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 25 May 2018

One of the oldest buildings from Monterey State Historic Park is the Pacific House, built in 1847. Here we found an interesting museum, with old artifacts regarding the history of this town, combined with a small souvenir shop. I recommend the visit at this museum.

Thank Gabriel A
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

A great place to learn about California history. It is almost two museums in one - the downstairs dedicated to a history of the settlement of the area and the upstairs relates the story of the Indigenous people of the area. The building has served...More

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Good place to get information about area and learn things. My two sons (4&5) loved to look at all the exhibits

Thank L2027BUjamies
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Very well laid out. You would only need a couple of hours here but they also start the Historical Walks from here which are "a must" and only $5 per person.

Thank NYCClaire
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 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.

1  Thank EllenRHK
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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 4 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
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Reviewed 23 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
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Reviewed 31 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
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Reviewed 29 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
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