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Very helpful host

We were looking for a bit of history and found the perfect solution in the Pacific House Museum... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Reuben M
Concord, Australia
Excellent insight into history of Monterey

Excellent museum with good insight into history of Monterey. Many exhibits and artefacts. Insights... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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26 Oct 2018
“Very helpful host”
30 Jul 2018
“Excellent insight into history of Monterey”
History museum showing what life was like in Old Monterey more than 150 years ago.
Monterey State Historic Park, 10 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-7118
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years, our idea of a museum has moved towards understanding a time, appreciation of history and objects and understanding. Some of that still is lost in this historic room just filled with stuff. The docents do take an interest in teaching, but they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We were looking for a bit of history and found the perfect solution in the Pacific House Museum. The young lady hosting the venue was a fountain of knowledge and guided us through what to look for inside. Such an interesting overview of the Mexican/American...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reuben M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Excellent museum with good insight into history of Monterey. Many exhibits and artefacts. Insights into life in the changing culture from Rumisen Native Americans through Spanishish/Mexican and then American periods. Need an hour or more to do it justice.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Helpful staff gave us good directions for self-guided Path of History walk. We also took their guided walking tour which provided some great historical perspective. Tip: the guided tour is free the last Sunday of the month.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tomjoni
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gabriel A
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank L2027BUjamies
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NYCClaire
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank TomHAntioch_CA
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