MONTEREY HISTORY FEST

October 14 - 15, 2017

Monterey History Fest has grown into a festival that offers a variety of programs for both residents and visitors to experience Monterey's unique cultural heritage and historic resources. History Fest has developed a schedule designed to bring Monterey's past to life during this community-wide event. All events are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

The center for Monterey History Fest will be located at upper Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey where you can gather information from various cultural heritage groups and learn about the weekend's activities. The information center will be open Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Additionally, the Monterey State Historic Park's will open several adobes free to the public including Custom House, Pacific House and the Stevenson House throughout the weekend.

10th Annual Fort Mervine Civil War Encampment

Civil War encampments will be set up all weekend long at the Lower Presidio Historic Park. Fifteen living history tented displays and artifacts will be on display for the curious historian. Cannon and musket firing demonstrations will be held both days at 11:30am and 2:30pm by the California Historical Artillery Society/Norfolk LT Artillery Blues. For additional information, visit the "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War" site or call 831-596-8056.

Monterey History Fest Hotels

Several hotels are conveniently located in downtown Monterey and walking distance to the event including the Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Marriott, and Hotel Pacific.

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