Colonel Allensworth State Historic ParkColonel Allensworth State Historic Park
In August 1908 Colonel Allen Allensworth and five other prominent men established a town founded, financed, and governed by African Americans. Their dream of developing an abundant and thriving community stemmed directly from a strong belief in self-determination and land ownership so that blacks could create better lives for themselves. By 1910 Allensworth’s success was the focus of many national newspaper articles praising the town and its inhabitants. In 1973 California State Parks purchased land within the town site of Allensworth and it became Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Today a collection of lovingly restored and reconstructed early 20th century buildings, including the Colonel*s house, a historic schoolhouse, the Baptist church, and library, once again dot this flat farm country, giving new life to the dreams of these visionary pioneers.
Hours: 9 AM – sunset daily
Admission: $6 per car