The Old Whaling Station was built in 1847 by Scottish adventurer, David Wight, as a home for his wife and daughter. The Wights lived in the home for a short time before leaving to explore the California gold fields. In 1855, the Old Whaling Station Company began using the adobe for onshore whaling operations, hence the unusual name.
Since 1980, the Old Whaling Station has been leased by the Junior League of Monterey County, Inc. and is a nationally registered historic landmark. It is located at 99 Pacific Street inside the Heritage Harbor. Please note that 99 Pacific Street is the location of the site, not the postal address.