Friday, August 12, 2011
Fort Tejon was originally established in 1854 and was later home to the U.S. Army’s First Dragoons who worked from the outpost until the summer of 1864 when the Army closed the fort, ending its career as an active military post.
Fort Tejon offers the history lover a real experience as visitors can talk with soldiers, visit the blacksmith at his forge, the carpenter in his shop, or the soldiers in the barracks. Servants, cooks, officers, and laborers are eager to share their stories with you. Reenactments are a popular theme at the fort, and living history demonstrations take place on the first Sunday of each month year around.
Fort Tejon State Park Day Trip