School Programs

Welcome to the booking page for school programs at Monterey State Historic Park. Below you will find information and sign up links for the 4th Grade Mexican-California Hands-on Program and the Demonstration Field Trip. For assistance, special requests, or more information please contact Aaron Gilmartin at or 831-676-7361


Mexican-California Hands-on 4th Grade Program

3 hours 45 minutes @ $300.00

This hands-on field trip will take 4th grade students back to 1840s Monterey; an era when California was a territory of Mexico and Monterey was the capitol city of Alta California. The program begins at 9:30 at the Pacific House Museum. Students will rotate through five hands-on historical activities such as rope making, leather working, cooking and games. After a 30 minute lunch break, students will visit the Monterey Custom House. After a skit and scavenger hunt, the program concludes around 1:15. This program is designed for one class per day. If you have multiple fourth grade classes, please book multiple programs.

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Demonstration Field Trip (Grades 1-12)

1 hour 30 minutes @ $75.00

This 90 minute field trip is open to grades 1-12. Students will meet at the Pacific House Museum at 9:30. Half of the program will take place in the Pacific House Museum. The other half will take students to the Custom House, California's oldest government building and State Historic Landmark #1. Two classes may visit at a time, however the $75 fee is per class not per visit.

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Bus scholarships are available for Title I schools on a first come first served basis courtesy of the Monterey State Historic Park Association. Application information will be sent out after a program is booked.