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Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

4099 Douglas Ave., State 43, Allensworth, CA
+1 661-849-3433
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I have an abiding interest in history and many times drag my wife to historical locations or... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Cool off the path gem

I happened upon this... I don't really know how... likely from Good Sam or somewhere, but I RV all... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Orange County, California
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First town in California to be started by African Americans.
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20 May 2017
17 Oct 2016
“Cool off the path gem”
4099 Douglas Ave., State 43, Allensworth, CA
+1 661-849-3433
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have an abiding interest in history and many times drag my wife to historical locations or events. This park is only forty-five minutes from my home in Bakersfield and I have wanted to visit it for several years. It gives you a small piece...More

1  Thank BakersfieldWanderer
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I happened upon this... I don't really know how... likely from Good Sam or somewhere, but I RV all over and look for these little off the path places. The collection of turn of the century buildings and the great cell-phone tour are worth the...More

1  Thank OCEquestrian
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We arrived Sunday afternoon. The ranger and volunteer were so happy to see us there! We watched a video on the history of Allensworth, narrated by Danny Glover. This is a place everyone should see. The experience we had of seeing a real part of...More

4  Thank Charon J
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was ripe with celebration during the Annual Rededication. I learned a lot of the history and enjoyed seeing the remodeled buildings. Docents were in costume and it was a exciting to see so many people come out to learn more about Allensworth. Keep...More

2  Thank 19,132,015
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Slave makes good. No offense meant, as this town was founded by a freed slave and today leaves his legacy. Entry is $6, $5 SR. It is the honor system, and we are the only one I saw pay of the four I saw come...More

3  Thank ranles76
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is a real treat if you take the time to WALK around read all the details about each building!! We even brought our lunch and used the areas provided to have a bbq and spend the day enjoying each other. The cost is $6...More

6  Thank Marnie C
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This is a great park to bring the family to learn about California History. They have a good movie presentation and you can arrange for a guided tour of the buildings on site if you have a large enough group -- Bring your lunch and...More

3  Thank Traveler11California
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

This historic park shows and gives insight to a birth, boom, and death of a town. It does give a great picture to how towns where all started, how they boomed, and what happens when most towns dry up. It's a nice history lesson, as...More

1  Thank MommaRosado
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

This was a great stop just off the 43. Lots of history from the early 1900s. There are a bunch of original buildings and the state employees are very knowledgable. A definite must!!!

3  Thank Shelby8143
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We took the kids here on a whim. We saw the sign on the freeway and just headed that way. Very glad we didn't miss it and it has a certain feeling of the past standing in the present with you. It is very hot...More

7  Thank ReillyClan
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