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Pacific House Museum

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Address: Monterey State Historic Park, 10 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA
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+1 831-649-7118

History museum showing what life was like in Old Monterey more than 150...

History museum showing what life was like in Old Monterey more than 150 years ago.

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California History is Grand

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... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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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 colonial period. It's small and right next to a lot of other attractions in Old... More 

Thank TomHAntioch_CA
Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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
Manhattan Beach, California
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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
Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 exhibits.

Thank Orostudio
Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
Larkspur, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 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 liked best was the actual Native American Indian artefacts on display on the second floor,... More 

1 Thank Roberts69
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Worth the time, great for kids too! Small fee but seeing even the courtyard is worth it! Would recommend it for sure.

Thank LPalmer2013

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