Monterey is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Monterey one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Monterey is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Monterey or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Monterey. Explore the historical monuments of Monterey with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Monterey guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Monterey page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Monterey landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Monterey.
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17-mile-drive, Monterey, California
Before the aquarium, this was everyone’s favourite reason to visit Monterey. Breath-taking coastal views along the Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove as well as sections though historical areas make this unmissable. There are four primary ways to enter the drive main highway entrance at California State Route 1, and entrances in Carmel and Pacifi...
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3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923, United States
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a U.S. National Historic Landmark, this was California’s second mission, and it played a significant role in California’s late 18th century power struggles. The church is today one the most authentically restored churches, with an original bell tower that survives to this day. As su...
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20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Monterey History and Art Association must be saluted for what they did for this place. It is nothing short of fantastic. Along a two mile path lie 55 historic buildings, this self-guided tour is marked by the yellow tiles set into the sidewalk. An informative and interactive map of the tour can be found online for those who want to do this by t...
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5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Opened in 1992, this delightfully free attraction has thousands of Monterey related artefacts. It’s all about seeing the history of the city through the lens of it’s relationship with the bay. This cannot be helped, especially as its collections were started off the sailor Allen Kinight in the early 20th century. The exhibits are spread...
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570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
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...
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Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, Monterey, CA
The South Pacific Railroad once ran the length of this trail. The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District saw this abandoned railroad and figured this is no way to waste the beautiful views of this 29-mile route. Along with the cities of Pacific Grove and Seaside, Monterey joined the park district in restoring this pride and joy. In 1986, they gi...