Way back in 1849, when Monterey was the first capital of California, this white stone building was used as a place to hold ... More
Colton Hall Museum
Way back in 1849, when Monterey was the first capital of California, this white stone building was used as a place to hold town meetings. It was also a public school, and later a jail was added to the building. The very first Constitution for California was drafted here (after a vitriolic debate). Now the place serves as a museum to educate visitors about Monterey's past. Admission is free, so come spend an afternoon and take in the history.
I loved going to the museum! I learned a lot about my town. So much history and things that I would have never known! the people are great and very well informed! They're kind and helpful with any questions!
I would recommend this place to anyone who's intrested in history at all. You don't even have to be from Colton! It's just really cool. It has books, pictures, and artifacts. There's really nice people there to help you with any questions.
It's completely free! It was totally worth the time though. I've lived in this town forever and it's a shame I didn't know about it's rich history eariler! Definatly, take a trip to check it out!
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