Docents are the Cathedral’s ambassadors at the Heritage Center, a museum that contains drawings, pictures and displays documenting the history of churches on this site since 1770. They also give tours of the Chapel and grounds.
Heritage Center & Docent Tour Hours
After extensive renovation, the Heritage Center has reopened. :
- Sunday – 1:00-3:00 pm
- 2nd and 4th Monday – 1:15-3:15 pm
- Tuesday – closed
- Wednesday 10:00-12:00 pm
- Thursday – closed
- Friday – 10:00 am-2:00 pm
- Saturday – 10:00 am-12:00 pm
The Heritage Center is usually closed during Holy Week, the week of Thanksgiving, and the Christmas / New Year holidays.
Group tours must be scheduled in advance. Unfortunately we do not have a volunteer tour coordinator at this time.
California’s Oldest [and smallest in lower 48 states] Catholic Cathedral: Here’s a link to a short documentary about the cathedral which was produced by the City of Monterey in conjunction with 2013 Monterey History Fest.