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Point Lobos State Reserve
Whaler's Cabin Museum
and Whale Bones

Whaler's Cabin & Museum at Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California

Whaler's Cabin Museum
Whaler's Cabin (photo above) is located a short walk up the road from Whaler's Cove. Built by Chinese fishermen in the 1850's, today it is a Cultural History Museum — and the oldest building on Monterey Peninsula.



The Whaling Station Museum, Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California

The Whaling Station Museum
The Whaling Station Museum (photo above) sits adjacent to the Cabin. It features displays of harpoons and whaling tools, whale-oil barrels, a model of a shore whaling boat, diagrams of whale-oil processing, and photographs of the old Monterey Peninsula whalers.



Museum Hours
Open as staffing permits,
generally from 11am-3pm.

Whaler's Cabin Museum at Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California

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Whale Bones at Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California

Whale Bones
Be sure to check out all the
Whale Bones — remains of a
Fin, Humpback and two Grays scattered around on the
ground — they're quite a sight.

Whale Bones at Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California

Whale-Oil Pots
Whale-Oil Pots on display outside The Whaling Station Museum at Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos, Carmel, California

Guided Walks
A schedule of Guided Walks for the month is posted at the entrance station.

Guided Nature Walk at Whaler's Cabin, Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, California

Requests for Nature Walks, Cabin Tours, and Slide Programs led by Rangers or Docents for schools and private groups require advance written application.


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