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What a hidden gem...

If I hadn't been looking for an alternate route to get back to the Bay Area I might have missed... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018

I have an abiding interest in history and many times drag my wife to historical locations or... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
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25 Jan 2018
“What a hidden gem...”
20 May 2017
First town in California to be started by African Americans.
4099 Douglas Ave., State 43, Allensworth, CA
+1 661-849-3433
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

If I hadn't been looking for an alternate route to get back to the Bay Area I might have missed this neglected treasure. This small town was founded by Colonel Allen Allensworth in the early 1900s as "an environment where Blacks could live free from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank corgiMB
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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank BakersfieldWanderer
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Ruthanna B
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: April 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2014
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!!!

Date of experience: January 2014
3  Thank Shelby8143
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