Colton Hall Museum

4.6564 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: 570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8316465648
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Landmark, Historical Site, Entertainment, Performance, Family And Kids

Initially built to function as a school, in 1849, this building saw California’s first constitution drafted, which makes it one of the most important buildings in the state. In 934, it was registered as a Historical Landmark, and is still the important public office building in Monterey County still in continuous use. The museum, which covers these important events is on the second floor. Though often overlooked, the museum is beautifully presented and preserved. There’s a map here that shows the political scenario in 1848.

Colton Hall Museum Travel Tips

  • Entry is Free.

Colton Hall Museum Hours

  • Winter hours may vary.

How to Reach Colton Hall Museum

  • Buses 1, 2, 3, 7, 13, 18, 21, 22, 24, 55, 69, 78, 91, 93, 94 running through Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 2 Munras

  • Restaurant 1833
  • The Mucky Duck
  • Ambrosia Indian Bistro

Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Monterey before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Monterey and book an accommodation of your choice.

  • Colton Hall Museum Address: 570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
  • Colton Hall Museum Contact Number: +1-8316465648
  • Colton Hall Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Colton Hall Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Colton Hall Museum: 01:00 Hrs
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch
  • 39.39% of people who visit Monterey include Colton Hall Museum in their plan

  • 34.38% of people start their Colton Hall Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Colton Hall Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

58.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Colton Hall Museum

People normally club together Museum Of Monterey and Monterey State Historic Park while planning their visit to Colton Hall Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Colton Hall Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Most enjoyable. Along with the "moon tree" and Old Monterey Jail, this makes a perfect hidden gem in historic Monterey. I found chatting with the docent especially interesting because he shared historic knowledge that showed his deep appreciation for the state's history.

  • Lovely short historical stop. Helpful staff who knew his stuff. Boyfriend who's into constitutional things wished there was more.

  • This and surrounding grounds are a much better place to visit than Cannery Row to experience Monterey. Highly recommended.

  • While attending the 4th of July Parade, we walked by this wonderful building structure...over 80,000 people enjoyed this event

  • Small museum with interesting historical displays. While it doesn't take long to go through ..there are other historic structures near it.

Read all reviews