The First Mayor’s House, also known as the Harvey-Baker House, was one of the first buildings constructed in the new town of Salinas City. The House was home to the Harvey-Baker family for over 100 years before being restored to the 1870s era and established as a non-profit corporation. Today it is the oldest building in Salinas, serving as a history, art and cultural center for the community.
The First Mayor’s House, the front porch of Salinas, provides educational and cultural programs that showcase our history and the paths that have led us to the present. (Adopted June 2020)
Normal operations include First Friday and Saturday Open Houses, Gallery openings and Special events.
No Fall Field trips, so please check out our online resources for teachers, students and the community. Virtual tours, videos for students, and supplemental activities for teachers are all included.
Because of the renovation of the train station parking lot and the mandatory closure due to COVID 19, we are closed until further notice. Watch our website for our reopening plan.
Location : 20 Station Place (off West Market Street) to the right of the Amtrak Station.
Mailing address: 820 Park Row #715, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831 214-8661
When the mandatory closure is lifted, we will again offer private tours for your group. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For information about using our space for your private function, email us at email@example.com