Old Monterey Foundation has resumed its monthly Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking tours on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM – 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, June 17, 2017: “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour: From Saint Serra to Commodore Sloat”. Tim will discuss the history of Saint Serra and Monterey as well as Commodore Sloat at Lower Presidio Historic Park and beyond in this fascinating walking tour.
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. The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years). Group rates are also available.
Photo above: Father Serra meeting Portola. California History Room and Archives, Monterey Public Library