California History

Explore All California History Programs:

Connecting with Ancient Civilizations

at Hearst Castle

The First Colonizers

at Sonoma State Historic Park

The Yurok People are Still Here

at Sue-Meg State Park

A Window into California History

at Olompali State Historic Park

Beyond the Adobe: Rancho Era

at Los Encinos State Park

Pioneer Living at Ide Adobe

at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park

Facing the Extremes: Pioneers and Migration

at Donner Memorial State Park

Day of Alta California

at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

How the Discovery of Gold changed the Cultural Face of California

at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Voices of the Gold Rush Past - Cemetery Tour

at Shasta State Historic Park

The Gold Rush and Westward Migration

at Columbia State Historic Park

Sutter's Fort Through Time

at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

Life in a Frontier Army Post

at Fort Tejon State Park

Stop! Hammertime! Blacksmithing in 19th Century San Diego

at Old Town San Diego SHP

Immigration Stories

at Angel Island State Park

Allensworth: A California African American Town

at Colonel Allensworth State Park

The Many Hats of Will Rogers

at Will Rogers State Park

Who Saved the Redwoods?

at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

From Extraction to Protection

at Point Lobos State Reserve

Mexican Ranchos: A Chapter of California History

at Petaluma State Historic Park