Behind these adobe walls, you will meet the John Rogers Cooper Family, who witnessed the changes in Monterey from its days as a capitol of Mexican California through statehood in 1850. Captain Cooper was from New England, immigrated to California and married into a Mexican family. As a ship captain Cooper traveled extensively trading in hides, tallow, general merchandise and sea otter pelts.
This property belongs to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a National Trust Historic Site. In the 1980s, California State Parks restored the building and now operate the 2 ½ acre complex. Learn more by taking a guided tour, viewing the displays in the visitor center and by visiting the Cooper Museum Store.
(Seals of the City of Monterey, National Trust for Historic Preservation and California State Parks.)