There are several museums in Carmel. Tor
House and Hawk Tower is a museum showcasing the life and achievements of
poet Robinson Jeffers. The museum is located at 26304 Ocean View Avenue.
Carmel Mission has a Museum section showcasing what life was like
in the Carmel Mission during its heyday. Exhibits include reproductions of a
room in which Father Junipero Serra lived, as well as a kitchen.
Further afield from Carmel, in Salinas, is
National Steinbeck Center, containing an
exhibition hall with themed galleries and interactive exhibits for all ages.
While at the National Steinbeck Center, you should visit “Valley of the
World,” an agricultural history and education center. This state-of-the-art
exhibition takes you on an interpretive, interactive tour of the history and
people of Salinas and the Valley of the World.
The National Steinbeck Center is located in
Salinas and is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. Closed Easter,
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is recognized as one of the finest of its size in the United States.
The Museum of Natural History is located on the corner of Forest and Central
Avenues in Pacific Grove and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to
5pm. The Museum is closed Mondays and Holidays.