Cooper Molera Adobe

Fully restored in the 1980s, this adobe displays the elegance and wealth of the John Rogers Cooper family.  Cooper was from New England, immigrated to California, and married into a Mexican family.  Cooper traveled extensively as a ship captain, trading in hides, tallow, general merchandise and sea otter pelts.

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                                      Garden at Cooper Molera Adobe

The grounds are unique in that almost two acres are available for exploration.  Behind adobe walls, one can find barns, vegetable and fruit gardens, and a visitor center.

Also located here is the Cooper Store giftshop where one can sense the ambiance of a 19th Century general store that, today, supports Monterey State Historic Park.  The store offers books, games from the past, greeting cards, and an extensive inventory of locally created gift items.

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Cooper Molera House


Gardens Open Daily
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cooper Museum Store Open 10 a.m to 4 p.m. daily.
Adobe living quarters section available for private tours by appointment only.
Call  (831) 649-7172 to book at least two weeks in advance.
Limited 14 persons per tour time

The Cooper-Molera Museum
Store is operated by the
Monterey State Historic
Park Association.