Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

  Allensworth Rededication Event


The San Joaquin Valley is rich with history. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is a unique treasure that reflects this.  This state park which was originally founded as a town in 1908, allows you to take a sneak peak into the past and experience the everyday lifestyle that was once a utopia for African American families and individuals searching for the “American Dream.” 

This state park is family friendly and is about 30 miles north of Bakersfield. It celebrates 4 events throughout the year, Annual Rededication, Black History Month, Old Time Jubilee, and Juneteenth. With plenty of vendors, food stands and entertainment, this destination is great to visit when looking for hidden history in California. 

This San Joaquin Valley treasure can be accessed via the Amtrak San Joaquins. So book now and save 30% off tickets and don’t forget to use our Friends and Family discount for even more savings (purchase one full-priced ticket and receive up to 5 tickets 50% off). Enjoy beautiful scenery, relaxing travel, delicious snacks from the café car and FREE Wi-Fi. Did we mention that you can bring your bike? Allensworth State Park welcomes bicycles as well as Amtrak San Joaquins! So, hop on and pedal your way through time! Make sure to stop by the school house and check out the docents dressed in vintage clothing as they answer your questions. 

For more information about how to get to Allensworth give us a call at 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak San Joaquins for schedule information here:  

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