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Maritime Museum of Monterey

Discover local history and Monterey's rich maritime past at the Maritime Museum of Monterey, which is across from Fisherman's Wharf. Check out the informative exhibits that focus on diverse groups like the Ohlone Indians and Spanish explorers.
Things to Do


  • Events
    • La Merienda
    • Cinco de Mayo Dinner
  • Activities
    • Ohlone Indians Exhibit
    • Spanish Explorers Exhibit
    • Sardine Exhibit
    • USS Macon Exhibit
    • Artifacts
    • Photographs

Before you go

  • What can I see at Maritime Museum of Monterey?
    There are lots of things to see at the Maritime Museum of Monterey. Explore thousands of artifacts and photographs and seven exhibit areas to walk through. You'll learn about everything from the Rumsien Indian tribes that used to live in Monterey to the USS Macon disaster to the city's successful sardine business. One of the highlights is the historic lens from the Point Sur Lighthouse.
  • Is there dining near the museum in Monterey?

    Yes. The Maritime Museum of Monterey is right near Fisherman's Wharf, which features wonderful waterfront restaurants. Savor fresh seafood at several eateries, including Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant, Monterey's Fish House, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Old Fisherman's Grotto, and Fish Hopper.


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