just north of Lebec
Take a Step Back in Time to 1856
Experience the life of the soldiers and civilians
Frontier Army Days represents Fort Tejon in 1856 as a U.S. Army post of the Far West with demonstrations. We host other events representing different time periods. See individual events for details.
All Frontier Army Days Demonstrations may include:
1850s Army Barracks Life | Blacksmith Shop | Artillery Drill | Open Hearth Cooking | Army Horsemanship | Military Drill | Carpentry Shop | Laundry / Candle Making | Weapons Demonstrations | Officer’s Quarters
(Demonstrations availability will vary)
FORT TEJON STATE HISTORIC PARK
Is located on Interstate 5, just north of Lebec, about 36 miles south of Bakersfieldand 77 miles north of Los Angeles. Ft. Tejon State Historic Park has no food concessions. Bring a picnic lunch and relax under the magnificent Valley Oaks.
Fort Tejon State Historic Park Announces Student Living History Program
California State Parks announces that Fort Tejon State Historic Park is offering a variety of options for student living history programs. Schools are invited to register for this unique experience, stay the night in the historic barracks and live as a soldier at Fort Tejon, an 1850’s Western Army Outpost. We offer 4 different program options, ranging from staying the night, to touring the historic grounds. The student living history program is tailored toward 4th, 5th, and 8th grade students meeting the state curriculum standards. A wide variety of activities can be organized for your group, all lead by our team of experienced staff and volunteers.
Fort Tejon was established in 1854, with the intent of peacekeeping and nation building. Fort Tejon was disbanded in 1864 as the need for men to fight the civil war became greater. It was designated a State Historic Park in 1940 in order to preserve this unique piece of California history.
For more information please consult our website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/forttejonshp or call 661-248-6692.