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2016-17 School Programs
California Indian (Hands-on) Program for 3rd & 4th grade-levels
Cost: $275 per class. Rumsien Hands-On Brochure 16-17
To reserve Rumsien program for your class: Rumsien Reservation

Mexican-California (Hands-on) for 4th grade level
Cost: $300 per class.  Hands On Brochure 16-17
To reserve Mexican-California program for your class: Mexican California Reservation

Demonstration Field Trip Program
If you were unable to obtain a school reservation for the Hands-On Programs, this is an excellent alternative.

Due to the high demand for visits to the Custom House and Pacific House by elementary schools, Monterey State Historic Park is pleased to offer a Custom House/Pacific House demonstration field trip for elementary classes.

This program is offered during the school week on Mondays or Fridays during the school year. The program covers California Native Indians pre-European contact, Spanish and Mexican periods, although topics may be customized to the group. Students will see acorn grinding, Native American hunting techniques and practice thier hunting skills before walking to the Custom House for a talk about the Hide and Tallow trade and a scavenger hunt.

Reservations can be made by contacting Callista Turner at or by calling (831) 649-7109. Cost: $75 per class.

Please note: This program is not recommended for students younger than Grade 3. Museum guidelines become difficult for younger students to follow and interpretive content may not be appropriate for younger learners. 

Transportation Funds Available for Title 1 Schools
Your school may qualify for all or part of your bus transportation costs to bring your class to our History Hands-On Programs. Please contact the phone or email above for more information.

Adult (College-age) Group Tours

Tailored tours of historic houses and gardens 
Please call (831) 649-7172 for fees and information or email

Los Ninos de Monterey 2017 
Summer California History Program

The best California history class there is!
Students learn in a safe, supportive, active environment with trained instructors. Kids find out that learning history is fun as they participate in a hands-on educational experience. 
Session One: June 12 - 16, 2017
Session Two: June 19 - 23, 2017
Description: California History Camp for students entering 3rd-6th grades.  Parents have the option of enrolling children in either of two one-week programs.
Cost: $145 per child. 
Contact: Callista Turner - email:
For program description and registration form, Download 2017 Brocure Here.

To enter essay contest for scholarship:

 Download Essay Contest Form Here. (Essays must be written by students with financial need. Essays will be judged by Board of Monterey State Historic Park Association. Winners will receive full scholarship to Los Ninos week-long program. Download form for specific directions.)