Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

 

The museum is temporarily closed in response to the Governor's orders regarding COVID-19. Please continue to check back to see when we are open again for visitation.

Individual Tours

Tours for individuals, families & small groups are available during regular business hours. The Main Exhibit Barn is open 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday thru Friday, closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after. The Spreckels House, Schoolhouse, Train Depot and Olson Blacksmith Shop are open Fridays, 12:00 noon to 4:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with Tour Guides available to help you. The History of Irrigation Museum is also open for viewing weekends but it is recommended that you call ahead if you wish to wish to view the entire facility and see the movie. All buildings are available to group and private tours year round by appointment.

We are completely ADA compliant. There is no fee to enter the Museum.

If you would like to have a guided tour, alert an on duty tour guide. It is recommended to call ahead & schedule an appointment if traveling from outside the area, as there are a limited number of guides. Contact Sharon @ 831-386-0965 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Donate

Your donation will help us continue to inspire and engage current and future generations of agriculture and rural life history enthusiasts. Without the Agricultural and Rural Life Museum, our community would be bereft of the inspiration and sustenance provided by the historical context of our exhibitions. No matter the size of your budget, your gift will make a difference! Gifts of all sizes tremendously appreciated.

Thank you for your contribution!

Recent Individual Donors

     Patricia Morgan, Anonymous