With the weather turning sunny much of the time now, Old Monterey Foundation has resumed the monthly Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking tours with noted Monterey Bay historian and author Tim Thomas, on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Old Monterey Foundation recently installed a monument sign on Pacific Street to make it even easier to find the park.
The next walking tour will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017: “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour: Focus on American/California period beginning in 1846. The American/California period began in 1846, including the enactment of the first California Constitution in 1849 through the period when Fort Mervine was a coastal defense and cavalry post.
Tours meet in front of the City of Monterey’s Presidio of Monterey Museum, 113 Corporal Ewing, Building #113. From Monterey, take Pacific Street past the Monterey Conference Center and the First Theater to the end of Pacific where it forks, take the left fork;, turn left onto Artillery Road, turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it a short way to the Presidio of Monterey Museum in the center of the Park against the hill; from Pacific Grove, take Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, bear right to go onto Pacific Street and then go to Artillery Road, turn right, and then turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it to the Presidio of Monterey Museum.
Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids $15 (10-15 years). Group rates are also available.