COL. ALLENSWORTH SHP, CA

Season for Peak Fees: All Year Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. The small farming community was founded in 1908 by Colonel Allen Allensworth and a group dedicated to improving...

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Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • The park will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday (and any scheduled special events) for 2014. The park will be closed Sunday through Wednesday.

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Overview

Description

Season for Peak Fees: All Year

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. The small farming community was founded in 1908 by Colonel Allen Allensworth and a group dedicated to improving the economic and social status of African Americans. Uncontrollable circumstances, including a drop in the area's water table, resulted in the town's demise. With continuing restoration and special even the town is coming back to life as a State Historic Park. The parks visitor center features a film about the site. A yearly rededication ceremony reaffirms the vision of the pioneers.

Visitor Center & Tours:

The park has a visitor center and tours are available by making arrangements in advance by calling 805/849-3433. The visitor center also features a video presentation, "The Spirit of Allensworth", which is available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., any the week. The most important building, historically and in the memory of Allensworth pioneers, is the schoolhouse. It was in use until 1972 and is furnished as it would have been on a school day in 1915. An audio presentation available on site. Audio presentations are also available at Grosse's Drug Store, and the Singleton General Store and Post Office. Also, important to the education of Allensworth's citizens was the Mary Dickenson Memorial Library, about 200 yards north of the school. Colonel Allensworth's residence furnished in the 1912 period. It contains items from the colonel's life in the service and the ministry. A small display of farm equipment is a reminder of the Allensworth economic base.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: None
  • Lo Season: None

Booking Window
Thu Sep 25 2014 - Tue Mar 31 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

The next on-sale is Wed Oct 01 2014

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Non Peak Tue Sep 16 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Tue Sep 15 2015
Non Peak Wed Sep 16 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Dump Station
  • Iron Ranger
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Visitors Center
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Getting There
The park is north of Bakersfield; 20 miles north of Wasco on Highway 43; seven miles west of Earlimart on County Road J22.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COL. ALLENSWORTH SHP
STAR ROUTE 1, BOX 148
EARLIMART  CA  93219

Phone Number:

Project Office: (661)849-3433
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