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Fort Tejon State Historical park

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Address: 4201 Fort Tejon Rd, Lebec, CA 93243
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+1 661-248-6692
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Nice place to stop

Stopped by while driving with the family to see a piece of California history. Not a lot of buildings to see but was nice to see how people lived before. My daughter enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
William H
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Los Angeles
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, you have to pay $3.00, this pay station is located inside the park area itself, make sure to bring cash or coins. The park itself is rather small, but very green with chickens and deer in the nearby area. Rattlesnakes are present although, I didn't encounter any, thus beware. Interesting military artifacts, clothing, memorabilia and history. It was a... More 

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Thank enbunny007
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We expected to make a quick stop here and ended up staying for almost two hours! We were here on the first Saturday of the month, when historical interpreters provided lots of great information and hands on learning. The blacksmith was especially informative. A great learning experience to bring history alive for kids!

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Thank RoadtripMommyOf4
Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I love Fort Tejon Park and stop when I can. First, it's arranged with historical buildings intact and second it's dog-friendly. Pay for what you use, there is a fee and worth it for a good walking experience in the middle of a long drive.

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Thank lanmaci213
Blaine, WA
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a review of the park for a quick lunch stop. You have to pay a fee if you want to enter the park. Parking is right on the highway (there is not even an exit ramp to get off-- rather a sketchy right turn from the rightmost lane of the interstate). Parking area was full of overheating vehicles.... More 

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Thank Kristin W
Frazier Park, California
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I really love visiting this place, so pretty and quiet, great picnic spot, love the reinactments they have.

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Thank Diana A
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123 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by while driving with the family to see a piece of California history. Not a lot of buildings to see but was nice to see how people lived before. My daughter enjoyed it and on the 1st Saturday of every month they have reenactments and the fort comes alive. The have a self pay system you put cash or... More 

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Thank William H
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to break our journey from Paso Robles to L.A I found the history quite interesting and the set-up of displays very nice. Small, so didn't take long to walk through.

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Thank Jennifer B
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We went to Fort Tejon State Historic Park. It is located along the Grapeline region and is reachable using highway 5. The fort was active from 1854 to 1864. The fort was used to protect those who were living on the Sebastian Indian Reservation,

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Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Driving up the grapevine pass is a state park sign for Fort Tejon. Ya gotta stop and see this fort...Besides, it's a good break from driving. The fort was built as part of the gold rush and putting the native-indigenous peoples (Indians) on reservations The coolest part is the flag with only ----stars reflecting when the fort was buil and... More 

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Thank SanMo
San Francisco, California
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175 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I stopped here on a recent drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles to walk my dog. The entry fee is $3.00/per person. It's a quick and easy to get off and back on the freeway. There is a small museum and some army buildings and you can walk around the grounds. Beware if you have dogs as the grounds... More 

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