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Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum

1160 Broadway St., King City, CA 93930

The Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (MCARLM) is located at San Lorenzo Park in King City, CA—a rural community in southern Salinas Valley. The museum first opened its doors in 1983. The nucleus of the museum centers on large collection of farm equipment and artifacts that reflect over a century of farming in the Salinas Valley. These collections are exhibited in seven museum structures including an exhibit barn, blacksmith shop, one-room school, a 19th century farmhouse, a water education building and a tractor barn. We maintain an archival vault where researchers can access our large archival collection of documents and photographs. We use our collections as a springboard to provide a variety of educational programs for elementary and middle school students including the Hands-on-History field-trip program, Hammer-In Blacksmith program, and Junior Historians. Our newest addition to the museum complex is our Common Ground Garden—a venue for cross-curriculum education. The museum is open 6 days a week from 10:00 to 4:00. Closed on Mondays.

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