Monterey History & Maritime Museum
Monterey Museum of Art :
Reflecting the cultural heritage of California’s Central Coast, the Monterey Museum of Art offers permanent and rotating exhibits of early Californian art and contemporary American artists. The Museum’s permanent collections and exhibitions include California paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, photography, Asian art, international folk art, and photographs by Ansel Adams. Visit www.montereyart.org.
Maritime Museum of Monterey:
Situated across from Fisherman’s Wharf, the Maritime Museum illuminates Monterey’s storied maritime past. This interactive museum showcases Monterey’s seafaring heritage and the role this protected harbor played in early California history and as home to the US Navy. The collection displays 6,000 artifacts, over 50,000 photographs, and 6,000 books and papers.
The 580 glass prisms of the historic Fresnel lens from Point Sur Lightstation illuminate the Museum’s seven exhibit areas, from the Rumsien/Ohlone Indians and Spanish explorers, to the USS Macon and war in the Pacific, to Monterey’s era as sardine capital of the world. Youngsters love the treasure hunts and gift shop with souvenirs for sailors at heart.
If you are looking for hotels in Monterey, do visit the Stage Coach Lodge, offering you free continental breakfast daily and great rates on rooms. For your reservation click: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/reservations