Programs and Events

Robert Louis Stevenson's French Connection!

Robert Louis Stevenson



Saturday, August 30 - 5pm to 7 pm
Stevenson House - 530 Houston St. Monterey


It was called the French Hotel when the Scottish author, then unknown, stayed at 530 Houston Street. His favorite haunt was a restaurant owned by French proprietor Jules Simoneau. What else contributed to Stevenson's  "French Connection?" Come to the Stevenson House on Saturday August 30th at 5:00 p.m. to find out from lecturer Claudine Chalmers who will speak on the French in Monterey.

In addition, actor Keith Decker, known for his portrayals of Stevenson, will read excerpts from the author's works.

Entrance, including wine and refreshments, will be $10 for Monterey State Historic Park Association members and $15 for general admission.

History Fest 2014 - October 3, 4 & 5

History Fest   Come to Historic Downtown Monterey to enjoy History Fest! Acitivities are family oriented and many are free, including Walking Tours of Historic Custom House Plaza and surrounding areas, entrance to Custom House, Pacific House, and Cooper Museum Store and Garden. 

   Free family  events will be taking place throughout Monterey, hosted by California State Parks, Monterey History and Art Association, the City of Monterey & the Historic Monterey Collaborative.  

    Watch this space for a full schedule of events as the date approaches.  


Cell Phone Tours

Visitors to Monterey State Historic Park may take a cell phone tour of historic buildings by dialing (831) 998-9458, followed by a Stop Number when prompted. Stop Numbers correspond to various Monterey State Historic Park adobes in the downtown area. Listeners recieve a two-minute narration for each building. There is no charge for the cell phone tours, but callers will use cell minutes, according to their individual plan. Callers may also use land based phones and will be charged based on normal land based rates.
Click here for downlodable Cell Phone Guide and Map.

Stop Number/Building
Call (831) 998-9458
After prompt, enter Stop Number:

401 Custom House
402 Pacific House
403 First Brick House
404 Old Whaling Station
405 California's First Theater
406 Casa Soberanes
407 Larkin House
408 Cooper-Molera Adobe
409 Robert Louis Stevenson House
410 Casa de Oro (J. Boston Store)