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“Visited First Theatre in California at Monterey State Historic Park”

California's First Theatre
Ranked #63 of 109 things to do in Monterey
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

We went to see and read the historical plaque at Caliornia's First Theatre. It is located in the Monterey State Historic Park.

Jack Swan built the adobe theater in 1846-47. It was used as a lodging house and tavern. It was used as a theatre in 1850 when US army officers from Colonel Stevenson's New York Volunteers produced plays and showed them there for a fee.

The First Theatre will take a few minutes to see. If one wants to see more of the historical buildings in Monterey State Historic Park it can take several hours.

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This bit of history is very cool and still significant today. In a state known for its entertainment industry, this is an amazing landmark as to where it all began!

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Look like a neat building from the outside. It wasn't on the tour we took but heard about it from other people. I wish we could of got inside.

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Reviewed 22 December 2012

The picture doesn't show the theater, it's a block up the hill and has been closed for many years now. The location is Scott and Pacific Street.

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Reviewed 21 November 2012

It's a great place to see a play (mostly revivals of old plays) Small and cozy. There are occasional concerts and other events held in the theater.

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