Tours & Education
In addition to being a great learning site for adults, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park also hosts many great educational programs for the students. Kids have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as exploring the various buildings, going on tours, and even making their own butter.
Students come on school busses and a tour is set up with state park employees. Their participation in activities such as churning butter, canning food, candle making, helps them understand how life was in the early 1900s.
Adults can call the park for a tour with park staff and request the African American Tour with Friends of Allensworth immediately afterward. Please be advised that you can only ride Amtrak to our Juneteenth Event and our October Event. Amtrak does not stop for our other events at this time.
Cornelius Ed. Pope, a driving force behind the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, using an opportunity to speak about Allensworth history.
To schedule a tour with your school group please call the park. Please let them know your preferred dates, the number of youth, adults and or senior citizens in your group. At this time, we can not provide transportation to the park. Transportation will need to be coordinated by the visitors.
The Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is located Earlimart, CA which is about a two hour drive from Los Angeles. We invite you to come learn more about Colonel Allen Allensworth and the courageous group of families and individuals who believed they could create their own version of the American Dream.
After your visit you will leave inspired and determined to fight against discrimination in your own communities. It will allow you to witness in real life your secular education of African American history – their hard work, dedication, and faith which led to their discrimination-free destiny.
Park open daily 9:00 am to Dusk
Visitor Center Open:
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)
Colonel Allensworth SHP
4011 Grant Dr.
Earlimart CA 93219
Allensworth: A Piece of the World A Teacher’s Guide with Student Lessons and Resources