Museums and Historical Sites

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Open every day except Dec. 25
Regular hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Winter: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer/holidays: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Summer weekends: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
More information: (831) 648-4800


Adults $32.95

Children (3-12): $19.95

Seniors (65+): $29.95

Students (13-17 or College): $29.95

Monterey Museum of Art – Two Locations

Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street
559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5477

Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada
720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372.3689

Monday & Tuesday Closed

Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm

Sunday 1pm – 4pm


Adults: $10

Students: & Military: $5

12 & Under: Free

One admission covers both locations

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day &July 4th

Museum of Monterey: History, Arts, Innovation, Maritime

5 Custom House Plaza, (831) 372-2608

$10 General Admission

$5 Students, Seniors & Military

San Carlos Cathedral: Royal Presidio Chapel

500 Church Street, Monterey

(831) 373-2628

Mass Schedule:

Monday – Friday: 7:45am & 12:15pm

Saturday: 4pm

Sunday: 7:30am; 9:00; 10:30 12:00pm; 5:30

San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey was founded by Father Junipero Serra on June 3, 1770, on the shores of Monterey Bay, as the cornerstone of his Mission. A year later, Fr. Serra moved the Mission to Carmel. The church remained as a Royal Chapel for the soldiers guarding the new Spanish Presidio of Monterey. The present sandstone church was completed in 1794

“The significance of San Carlos cannot be overstated. It is the oldest continuously functioning church and the first stone building in the State of California. It is California’s first cathedral and stands for the birth of Carmel Mission and Monterey, the first capital of California…” (

Custom House

Carmel Mission Basilica

3080 Rio Road Carmel, California 93923 | 831-624-1271

Visiting Hours:

Monday through Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Easter Sunday and Monday, Thanksgiving, and over the Christmas holidays

from Dec. 24 through Dec. 26


$6.50 Adults

$4.00 Seniors

$2.00 Children ages 7 and up (free for children under 6)

Tor House and Hawk Tower

26304 Ocean View Ave  Carmel

(831) 624-1813

$10 Adults, $5 Students

Poet Robinson Jeffers Built his writing sanctuary with stones he gathered locally. Tours are available by reservation.


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