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Address: 4099 Douglas Ave., State 43, Allensworth, CA
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First town in California to be started by African Americans.

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 of black history in California. It was a community developed and populated by African Americans... More 

Thank BakersfieldWanderer
Orange County, California
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150 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 trek! Especially if you're in an RV because they have a GREAT RV park. I... More 

Thank OCEquestrian
Sacramento, California
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54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 history that is never mentioned in history books was our highlight of the day! This... More 

3 Thank Charon J
Central Valley
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 up the good work.

1 Thank 19132015
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231 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 in. There were several motor homes parked in the overnight area (separate fees). Toilets are... More 

2 Thank ranles76
bakersfield, United States
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85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 and they use the honor system and so be honorable so this park will be... More 

5 Thank Marnie C
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179 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 have a picnic

2 Thank Traveler11California
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 well as aspiring.

1 Thank MommaRosado
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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!!!

2 Thank Shelby8143
Fresno, California
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186 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 if you visit in the summer so I suggest planning a spring, fall, or winter... More 

6 Thank ReillyClan

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