5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey California 93940
Monterey's Maritime Museum contains the artifacts of Allen Knight, a seaman who built a stone ship next to his home to house his collection. A Fresnel lens from the Point Sur Lighthouse, weighing almost 5 tons, illuminates the museum's exhibits, which includes navigational instruments, ship models, photos and charts. A film on regional history is presented three times an hour.
Other History nearby:
(Davenport) Davenport Jail Museum
(Gilroy) Gilroy Historical District Walking Tour
(Salinas) Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe
(Santa Cruz) Lighthouse Point
(Monterey) Maritime Museum
(Gilroy) Old City Hall-Renaissance Center-Gilroy
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12/11 Coming to The Monterey area
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Festival Mosaic San Lui Obispo CA July16-28 Five centuries of music on the central California coast.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.