Monterey State Historic Park Association


Cooperating Association to

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 Niños history summer camp, and the well-loved Christmas in the Adobes, when historic buildings all over old Monterey are open.

If you're interested in joining or donating to the Monterey State Historic Park Association, please click here.


Christmas in the Adobes

Thank you to everyone who helped to create two magical evenings.

Save the date for next year!

December 11 and 12, 2020

For the 2019 program and map, click here

Angel image Erica Franke, 1957 – used by permission, City of Monterey

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Support Us By Shopping At Our Stores!

The Custom House Store, located in California State Historic Landmark #1 at 1 Custom House Plaza, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed January 1st, Thanksgiving, and December 25th).

The Pacific House Store, in the Pacific House Museum, is open during museum hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening days vary seasonally, but during the summer are Tuesday through Sunday.

Latest Monterey

State Historic ParkAssociation



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A very colorful and fascinating walk through current and future events to keep your calendar full of interesting activities and options. You'll find it to be a great tool for planned and unplanned visitors that will leave everyone with pictures and stories to treasure a lifetime.

Our newsletter archives are here.

Interested in


We support an active volunteer program that not only assists with park

operations, but also

strengthens our park's partnership with the community.

Monterey State Historic Park Needs Volunteers!

Volunteers assist at the Custom House Store, during school field trips and by sharing Monterey's fascinating history with our many park visitors as docents and walking tour guides.

For more information click here.