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Monterey State Historic Park Association

Cooperating Association for the Monterey State Historic Park

Our mission is to support interpretation, educational programs, and special events at Monterey State Historic Park in downtown Monterey. The association also assists all of the California State Parks by raising funds and increasing public awareness. 

We strive to preserve the historic buildings and cultural heritage of Monterey so that all may experience this special place. 

The association sponsors educational programs for schools, the Los Exploradores history summer camp, and the well-loved Christmas in the Adobes, when historic buildings all over old Monterey are open.

News & Events


Los Exploradores de Monterey
Summer Camp

Registration Now Open

This unique summer program will have day campers exploring the rich cultural history and the natural areas throughout Monterey State Historic Park and beyond.

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Christmas in the Adobes 2024

December 13 & 14, 2024

Ticket sales begin October 2024 

Larkin House

Guided House Tours 

Guided House Tours Now Available at Larkin House & Stevenson House 

Monterey State Historic Park is excited to announce that it will be resuming house tours of the Stevenson House and Larkin House.


The 45-minute to hour-long tours will occur Thursday through Saturday at:



10 am Stevenson House

530 Houston Street, Monterey 

2 pm Larkin House

464 Calle Principal, Monterey 

Tours are first-come, first-served, and pay at the time of the walk. $10 per person, children 17-under free. Limited to 8 people. Masks are required for indoor house tours.

California's First Theatre Restoration 

Learn about MSHPA and California State Parks efforts to restore the theatre.

Get To Know Us


Plan your visit to the Monterey State Historic Park today! 

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Support our education programs by visiting our two Museum Stores. 

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