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Colton Hall Museum, Monterey

Colton Hall Museum - Monterey, California
Colton Hall Museum
351 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940Map
(between Madison and Jefferson streets)
+1 831 646 5648
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Overview

Way back in 1849, when Monterey was the first capital of California, this white stone building was used as a place to hold town meetings. It was also a public school, and later a jail was added to the building. The very first Constitution for California was drafted here (after a vitriolic debate). Now the place serves as a museum to educate visitors about Monterey's past. Admission is free, so come spend an afternoon and take in the history.

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Colton Hall Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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