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California State Historic Parks

Provided as a free service by The California Territorial Quarterly, this list of California State Historic Parks includes the names, locations, address and phone numbers of each of the parks.

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Anderson Marsh State Historic Park Take Highway 29 north to the town of Lower Lake, Highway 53 north, 1/2 mile to the Anderson Ranch Parkway, turn left (west) and follow the signs. (707) 279-2267. State Parks Website


Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park Located four miles north of St. Helena on Highway 29. (707) 942-4575. State Parks Website


Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park Take Highway 99 to Chico, southwest on East 1st Avenue, left on Esplanade to 525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926. (530) 895-6144. State Parks Website

Bidwell Mansion

Bidwell Mansion


Bodie State Historic Park Northeast of Yosemite National Park, located on Bodie Road (State Route 270), 13 miles (the last three are unpaved) from Highway 395, six miles south of Bridgeport. State Route 270 is open sporadically in winter. For more information call (760) 647-6445.
State Parks Website


California Citrus State Historic Park 91 Freeway to Van Buren (east) to Dufferin (right). (909) 657-0676. State Parks Website


Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Eight miles west of Earlimart - from Highway 99 go west on Highway 43, then right on Palmer Avenue. (661) 849-3433. State Parks Website


Columbia State Historic Park From Modesto: Highway 108 east to Highway 49 in Sonora; go north 3 miles to Parrotts Ferry Road and follow signs to park. From Stockton: Highway 4 east to Highway 49 in Angels Camp; go south on Highway 49 to Parrotts Ferry Road and follow signs. (209) 532-0150. State Parks Website
Columbia Chamber of Commerce Website


El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Located in downtown Santa Barbara, it is the oldest existing building in town. It is all that remains of the last of four Spanish presidios built in Alta California. State Parks Website


Empire Mine State Historic Park North on Highway 49 to Grass Valley, Empire Street exit, turn right on Empire and drive one mile to park entrance. (530) 273-8522. State Parks Website


Fort Humboldt State Historic Park Take Highland Avenue which intersects with Highway 101 on the south side of Eureka. (707) 445-6567 or 445-6547. State Parks Website


Fort Ross State Historic Park Located ten miles north of Jenner on Highway 1. (707) 847-3286. State Parks Website


Fort Tejon State Historic Park From Los Angeles take Interstate 5 to Fort Tejon exit, 76 miles northwest of Los Angeles, on west side of I-5. On the "Grapevine." (661) 248-6692. State Parks Website


Governor's Mansion State Historic Park Located at the southwest corner of 16th and "H" streets. (916) 323-3047. State Parks Website


William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park Located two miles northeast of Red Bluff at 21659 Adobe Road off Interstate 5. (530) 529-8599. Go to the State Parks Website


Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park Take Highway 49 south to Jackson, east on Highway 88, left on Pine Grove-Volcano Road. (209) 296-7488. State Parks Website


La Purísima Mission State Historic Park Located at 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc. The historic park is the most completely restored of California's Spanish missions. Call (805) 733-3713. State Parks Website


Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park Located on the southwest corner of 8th and "N" streets in downtown Sacramento. (916) 323-0575. State Parks Website


Los Encinos State Historic Park Located at 16756 Moorpark Street in Encino. Take the Balboa Blvd. exit from Highway 101 (Ventura Freeway), go south on Balboa; Moorpark is one block before Ventura Blvd.; go left to park. State Parks Website (818) 784-4849. Los Encinos Website


Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park From Nevada City, take highway 49 eleven miles north to the Tyler-Foote Crossing Road; 15 miles on the pavement, turn right on Derbec Road into the park. (530) 265-2740. State Parks Website


Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park From Auburn take Highway 49 south to Coloma; from Placerville take Highway 49 north to Coloma. (530) 622-3470 or 622-6198. State Parks Website

Marshall Park Photo

The sawmill at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park


Monterey State Historic Park Off Highway 1 to downtown Monterey, to the Stevenson House at 530 Houston Street. (408) 649-7118. State Parks Website Go to Monterey State Historic Park Internet Website.


Old Town San Diego State Historic Park In San Diego take Interstate 5 to Old Town Avenue, go east to San Diego Avenue, north to Twiggs Street. Parking lot surrounds the park. (619) 220-5423. State Parks Website
See O T Padre's Website, Docent at Old Town San Diego SHP


Olompali State Historic Park Take Highway 101 six miles south of Petaluma, follow signs to park. (415) 892-3383. State Parks Website


Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park Located on Adobe Road, .7 miles east of Petaluma. (707) 938-1519. State Parks Website


Pio Pico State Historic Park Located at the intersection of Pioneer and Whittier Blvds., just west of the 605 Freeway ay 6003 Pioneer Blvd. (562) 695-1217. Friends of Pio Pico Website State Parks Website


Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Take Highway 108 to Jamestown, 5th Avenue to Railtown. (209) 984-3953. State Parks Website


San Juan Bautista State Historic Park Take Highway 101 to Highway 156 to San Juan Bautista; on the corner of 2nd and Washington streets across the plaza from the mission. (408) 623-4881. State Parks Website


San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido, north of Highway 78. Look for signs on the highway. (619) 220-5430. State Parks Website


Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park Located on the hill above the town clock in downtown Santa Cruz at 144 School Street. (831) 425-5849. State Parks Website


Shasta State Historic Park Located six miles west of Redding on Highway 299. (530) 243-8194. State Parks Website


Sonoma State Historic Park Located in downtown Sonoma on the northeast corner of the Plaza. Parking is limited in town and along Spain Street. (707) 938-1519. State Parks Website


Sutter's Fort State Historic Park Located between "L" and "K" streets and 26th and 28th streets in midtown Sacramento. From Capitol Freeway take the "N" Street off-ramp. (916) 445-4422. State Parks Website


Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park North from Fresno on Highway 41 to Oakhurst, west on Highway 49 to Roundhouse Road. (209) 822-2710. State Parks Website


Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park Located 50 miles west of Redding on Highway 299. (530) 243-8194. State Parks Website


Will Rogers State Historic Park Located off Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades. Home of one of America's best-loved humorists, the park includes the Rogers family home, polo field and stables. Behind the stables is a two-mile loop trail ythat takes hikers to Inspiration Point and a terrific view of the coast. Call (310) 454-8212. State Parks Website


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