Monterey has a long and storied past in the pages of California history. Under Spanish rule, Monterey served as the capital of old California. Much later, the city was renowned as the sardine capital of the world. The Monterey Path of History Tour explores Monterey’s cultural and architectural history. The walking tour is led by California State Parks rangers. Highlights of the tour include beautiful native gardens and authentic adobe homes including the Pacific House, Colton Hall, Maritime Museum, and Stevenson House. Call (831) 649-7118 for a schedule of tours.