Fort Tejon State Historic Park
California State Parks will present a unique living history experience at Fort Tejon State Historic Park. The 1856 Fourth of July Celebration will offer the visitor a unique opportunity to take a step back in time and experience an 1856 style Fourth of July celebration at this Army outpost of the 1850’s. Watch park volunteers in period attire of the U.S. Army and civilians of the era. Volunteers will fire a 31-Cannon salute from the old Army post parade ground in honor of the National Holiday. Cannon will fire a salute for all 31 states in the union in 1856.
Caution: This event has loud noise.
The Event: 1856 Fourth of July Celebration
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Where: At Fort Tejon State Historic Park.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Activities: The cannon’s roar starts at 12 noon, sharp!
Children’s Games of the period; Pie eating contest, Three-legged race, old time baseball game. Living history demonstrations of Army Life at Fort Tejon
Exhibits and demonstrations may include Army Horsemanship, Blacksmith’s Shop, Barracks Life, Army weapons and equipment of the era, Civilian life at Fort Tejon.
FORT TEJON STATE HISTORIC PARK is located on Interstate 5, just north of Lebec, about 36 miles south of Bakersfield and 77 miles north of Los Angeles. Park admission fees are Adults $5.00, Children (7 – 17 yrs) $3.00, Children under 6 are free. The Park has no food concessions. Bring a picnic lunch and relax under the magnificent Valley Oaks at the old post.
Presented by the California Department of Parks & Recreation,
The Volunteers of Fort Tejon State Historic Park and the Fort Tejon Historic Association