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October 19 Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour: From Serra to Sloat

Old Monterey Foundation continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay historian and author, Tim Thomas, who offers outstanding “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours” on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM – Noon.

The next walking tour will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019: Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour: From Serra to Sloat. Tim Thomas will discuss the overall history of the fascinating Lower Presidio Historic Park from Saint Serra to Commodore Sloat.

There are new signs on Pacific Street and Lighthouse providing direction to the Presidio Museum and Park. 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 contacting 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 $15 for kids (10-15 years).  Group rates are also available.

About Tim Thomas

About The Lower Presidio Historic Park

Father Serra meeting Portola
Father Serra meeting Portola
California History Room Monterey Public Library
John D. Sloat

5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival

For the fifth year, Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to be the non-profit entity of the Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival. The 5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival will again be located at the Custom House Plaza from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

There will be fabulous performances by an array of dancers and singers from across the globe, ethnic food, free mini-language lessons and cultural experiences, a variety of culture booths, and vendors of gift items from around the world. Our Monterey County economy depends on spending by faculty and students from the language and culture institutions like MIIS and DLIFLC and employees connected with the language services businesses. Please come out and support this very special event.  For more information, visit the Festival site or call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444.