California’s state parks are great places to travel back in time. In addition to protecting California’s natural resources, California’s state parks help history comes to life.

That’s why CSPF thinks that California’s state parks are great places to ..."Time Travel"

While there are many to choose from, here are a few of the state parks where you can “Time Travel”:

  • Angel Island State Park: Take a boat ride to the island and visit the Immigration Station, which processed nearly a million immigrants from more than 80 countries from 1910 to 1940.
  • Benicia Capitol State Historic Park: Tour the only pre-Sacramento capitol building that survives today and learn more about the political history of California.
  • Bodie State Historic Park: Experience an authentic Wild West ghost town that commemorates the rush of gold mining in California.
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park: Take a step back to the early 1900s and visit this Central Valley town that was founded, financed and, governed by African Americans.
  • Crystal Cove State Park: Experience 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & '40's, about half of the cottages are available for overnight rental.
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park: This state park preserves history from a thriving Russian-American Company settlement that existed from 1812 to 1841.
  • Pio Pico State Historic Park: Visit a standing adobe mansion that was home to the last governor of Mexican California.
  • Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park: Visit the oldest continuously- used Taoist temple in California.
California State Parks Foundation

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