Point Pinos Lighthouse
Out near the northernmost edge of the Monterey Peninsula is the Point Pinos Lighthouse. It is the oldest lighthouse in California which is still in action, and has been since 1855. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
You can take a free tour of this lighthouse, whose light has helped countless sailors safely enter Monterey Bay through the fog. The surprising part is that it still uses all its original equipment. Only the fuel changed, from whale oil to lard oil to kerosene to electricity.
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From the outside, it basically resembles a two story house with a short lighthouse sticking out of the roof. It is located at Asilomar Blvd. at Lighthouse Ave and is surrounded by the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course, but there is a parking lot off of Asilomar Avenue.
You can visit the lighthouse Thursday through Monday, 1-4. They request a small donation to enter.
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