Monterey Historic Attractions

Throughout the county, Monterey has a rich and complex history, from the time of its original inhabitants, the Ohlone (formerly Costanoan), Esselen, and Salinan groups, to the time of the first California Constitutional Convention at Colton Hall in 1849. The story of Monterey's history is evident in adobes, gardens, mission bells, and lighthouses. The allure of this historic area continues to enthrall visitors. You can explore the history of Monterey County through guided or self-guided tours. Search below and discover more historical attractions in Monterey County. 

For more information on local history, visit the Monterey County Historical Society, and for more on historic attractions in Monterey visit, the official website for the Monterey State Historic Park Association.

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