Since 1978, the Monterey County
Agricultural and Rural Life Museum has acquired, preserved and
interpreted artifacts, equipment and buildings relating to
Monterey County’s agricultural heritage. A restored farmhouse,
one room school, blacksmith shop and King City’s train depot
allow visitors to take a step back in time. Exhibits in the barn
trace the development of Monterey County agriculture from
Mission Days to the present. The fascinating history of
irrigation is recounted in the History of Irrigation Museum.
Outdoor displays of farm equipment are reminders of how crops
were sown and harvested in years past.
Museum School Tour Program
Fieldtrips are available for grades 1-6, March through June and
September through October at Monterey County Agricultural and
Rural Life Museum. The museum is located in San Lorenzo Park in
King City. The tour focuses on rural life at the
turn-of-the-century and includes a one-room school house, the
Main Exhibit Barn and the History of Irrigation Museum.
For more information on Reservations
call Sharon Turner at 831-386-0965.