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Address: 525 Polk St, Monterey, CA 93940-2809
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Step back into the life and times of the 19th century when visiting this...

Step back into the life and times of the 19th century when visiting this historic home and gardens dating back to the 1800s.

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On the wonderful historic walk

On a weekday in May, not too many people happened by, but it is an interesting place to view for a flavor of old California life. Monterey has emblems marking a walk through the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2012
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Woodland Hills, CA
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

My teenage children and I visited the museum on the fourth and found the experience of few typical museum signs and artifacts and gardens with no description. Tours of the house could only be taken when supervised and lasted about 45 minutes. Overall the grounds were beautiful as well as the main house and on the particular day of my... More 

2 Thank kevnbons
Monterey, California
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Although California History is a bit later than the history of the rest of the country, Monterey was California's first Capitol. This site not only contains the Museum Store for the Monterey State Historic Park but includes a walled garden encompassing nearly an acre in size, with plantings dating fro the 1860s. The historical exhibit in Spear Warehouse is definitely... More 

3 Thank HonoreH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2012

On a weekday in May, not too many people happened by, but it is an interesting place to view for a flavor of old California life. Monterey has emblems marking a walk through the historic adobes and buildings and this was one of the highlights of the walk. Visit their garden and many of the others too.

Thank luvtogo09
Monterey, California
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

My husband and I decided to follow the historic steps through Monterey and we stumbled upon this beautiful place. We have been through downtown Monterey before and have never known such a place existed here. By looking from the outside of the building you wouldn't know that there is a beautiful garden behind those unassuming walls. Step inside and you'll... More 

3 Thank lvetotrvel
Pacific Grove, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This place is truly wonderful! Quiet, interesting, etc. A beautiful garden oasis in the middle of Monterey. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I hesitate to rate it only because it feels like my own secret garden every time I visit.

1 Thank MsLemming
Monterey, CA
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2012

This adobe was na unexpected surprise right in town down Monterey in that it is like a little self sustaining village once you get inside the house and out into the backyard.I found it quite interesting to see how people lived here so long ago.

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Tampa, Florida
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219 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2010

Due to budget cuts, this is one of the only historic houses that is readily accessible. It's open 10-4 most days, but check the web site to confirm, as that could change. The Cooper-Molera Adobe is an interesting historical house, definitely worth a 30-minute visit, or longer if you want to browse in the old-time country store. You enter through... More 

2 Thank Kleetampa
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2008

The gift shop is adorable, the house is neat, but the gardens are fantastic. Bring a picnic lunch, or let the kids hunt for the chickens. So beautiful, and a great taste of history. Check it out on the fourth of July, when they have a special event to teach the history. They have dancers in the barn, metal workers,... More 

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