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Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

3300 Young Road

A century has passed since the founding of this unique town dedicated to the dignity of the human spirit. Although the centennial celebration is now a part of history, there are still plenty of opportunities to come learn about Colonel Allen Allensworth and the courageous group of families and individuals who believed they could create their own version of the "American Dream". Come experience the inspiring story of the people who came to an isolated spot in the southern San Joaquin Valley to build a place of their own, a place where hard work, dedication, and faith would allow them and their children the opportunity to control their own discrimination-free destiny.

Colonel Allensworth SHP is a bike friendly park! On your next visit bring your bicycle and enjoy the Park!  You might want to  ask the staff about the types of bicycles that were used in Allensworth.


Gary Standke

Sunday, May 20, 2018
We spent 4 hours there at the Old Time Jubilee. We have wanted to get here for years, but the docents only have the houses open on the major events they hold a couple of times per years. Spring is alot cooler than summer so we went in May and the weather was fine. Start at the visitor's center for a video to get up to speed as to why this was settled, how it did and how it ended. Then check out the buildings. All very simple buildings which have been reconstructed on their original locations. A couple are Sears kit houses, the church is quite large, The livery house is original. They have a shed labeled blacksmith and the materials are inside, but it was locked up when we were there. A large number of docents are in the houses on this day and they were the real reason to come on a festival day. You really got a sense of why the residents came and stayed here got getting the different viewpoints. Lots of good food to be had from the festival vendors; bring your own if you do not come on a festival day. There is a campsite attached to the site.

Mike Schackwitz

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Interesting historical site with a nice campground. Historical site is well-signed. Camp sites are for trailers but would work for tent. They’re level with covered picnic tables and fire pits. No hookups but nearby water and bathrooms. Limited shade in campground, no shade in historical area. Main downside is that the site is about 1/4 mile from a well-used train track so campers may want earplugs.

Eva scipio-givens

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Best to go during schedule events. Juneteenth, annual harvest, call for info. First Black founded, financed and governed town is a state historic park.

Carolyn Womack

Saturday, May 19, 2018
We had a great day meeting people from all over California. The hotlinks, fried fish and cake were delicious. Fun day.

Kristina Parsons

Saturday, July 14, 2018
I wonder why this place isn't well known. It's excellent.

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