Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

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Welcome to Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, a town founded, financed and governed by African-Americans.

In 1908, Colonel Allen Allensworth and four other settlers established a town in California’s Great Central Valley. Their dream of developing an abundant and thriving community stemmed directly from a strong belief in programs that allowed blacks to help themselves create better lives. Colonel Allen Allensworth and the community of Allensworth represent a significant chapter in the history of African Americans in California and the United States.

Begin your journey in the early twentieth century in California’s Great Central Valley. Today, a collection of lovingly restored and reconstructed buildings – including the Colonel’s house, Phillip’s house and historic schoolhouse - once again dots this Central Valley farm country, giving new life to the dreams of these visionary pioneers.

During this program, students and their teachers are welcomed to a memorable learning experience about California's African American community of Allensworth.

NOTE: This program is best suited for grades 2nd-12th

Keep reading to discover our On-Demand programs and K-12 educational resources from Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park!

Available Teacher Resources