Amtrak offers discounted rides to Allensworth State Park rededication

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Amtrak to offer discounted rides to Allensworth State Historic Park rededication
Photo from the a past year's festival courtesy of Amtrak.

Amtrak San Joaquins will provide special discounted service to the rededication of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park in California’s Central Valley on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The rededication event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature historical re-enactments, storytelling, square dancing, food vendors, crafts, and more. Amtrak San Joaquins will provide a special stop at the park for multiple trains, bookable at a 50 percent discount rate. 

Established in 1908 by Allensworth, it was the first town in California to be founded, financed, and governed by African Americans and at one point boasted a total of 300 residents. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park became a historical landmark in 1974.

The rededication is among four major events hosted annually at the historic park. Train tickets to Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park can be booked online at amtraksanjoaquins.com

For information on how to book a group trip to Allensworth, contact Carmen Setness, community outreach coordinator for San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), at [email protected]