Mission Statement –

The mission of Historic Monterey is to promote and interpret Monterey’s rich history to its visitors and citizens, as well as to safeguard Monterey’s cultural heritage by preserving and protecting its historic buildings and collections for the betterment of generations to come.

A Partnership in History and Preservation…

More than fourteen years ago Historic Monterey was created as a partnership between the City of Monterey, Monterey State Historic Park(California State Parks) and the Monterey History & Art Association, working towards a seamless understanding and interpretation of our rich history. We continue today with the support of affiliate members, volunteers, donors and community organizations.

Historic Monterey makes it easy, inviting and fun for you to explore Monterey’s history! Many of Monterey’s historic sites and resources are owned and operated by the partner institutions, and this collaboration allows the partner and member organizations to work together to share resources to promote an interest in and an understanding of our local history, historic buildings and landmarks.

Historic Monterey staff and docents are trained together to insure a comprehensive and consistent understanding of Monterey’s history to be shared with you. Together we develop and promote events and programs to celebrate Monterey’s history.