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Carmel Mission

Carmel Mission - www.carmelmission.org
Established in 1771 the Carmel mission was home and later burial place to Father Junipero Serra. The mission is one of the few built of stone instead of adobe with its historic architecture and lush garden it is a site not to be missed. Visitors to the mission may tour the mission quadrangle, the church, or the room once occupied by father Serra. Visitors are also welcome to visit the mission chapel where daily mass is still celebrated.

Colton Hall Museum - www.monterey.org
Built in 1849 to serve as a public school and town meeting hall, Colton Hall is now a museum and open for public viewing.

Hearst Castle - www.hearst-castle.org
The magnificent estate of William Randolph Hearst.

Historic Cannery Row - www.canneryrow.com
At one time the 4th largest commercial fishery in the world.

Monterey State Historic Park - www.parks.ca.gov
A collection of historic buildings and beautiful gardens in Old Monterey.

Museum of Monterey - www.museumofmonterey.org
Preserves the maritime and artistic history of Monterey.

National Steinbeck Center - www.steinbeck.org
An extensive museum commemorating local writer/hero, John Steinbeck.

Old Fisherman's Wharf - www.montereywharf.com
Built in 1870 for passenger and freight services, Old Fisherman’s Wharf now has a myriad of restaurants and activities for the public.

Pacific Grove Victorian Homes - www.pacificgroveheritage.org
The Home Plaque Program, started in 1978, recognizes historic homes and their original owners. Since the programs start over 700 plaques have been given out.

Point Sur Lightstation - www.pointsur.org
Rugged and remote site on top of a mountain, available for veiwing on weekends only.

Point Pinos Lighthouse - www.ci.pg.ca.us
The oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast.

San Carlos Cathedral, “Royal Presidio Chapel” - www.sancarloscathedral.net
A National Historic Landmark it is adjacent to Lake El Estero and within walking distance of Fisherman’s Wharf. Visitors, and pilgrims, from around the world visit the Royal Chapel, which stands as a legacy of faith and a living chronicle to our local and state history.

Tor House and Hawk Tower - www.torhouse.org
Several historic houses in Carmel.