California State Historical Landmarks

The state of California has designated over 1100 sites as California State Historical Landmarks. I'm in the process of attempting to visit and photograph each of these historic locations. Join me in my journey through the state's historic past...

As of 4/15/03, I have been to 1011 of the sites.

  • The site has now grown to over 1000 pages!
  • I've started to add GPS coordinates to site pages as I visit them.
  • In order to help defray the costs of maintaining and updating this site, I've added the ability to make a donation. Please consider donating a dollar or two if this site has been of use to you. You may donate by clicking on this button:

  • Updated 29 pages
  • Added 54 new pages

  • Updated links on 46 pages
  • Updated Mission links page
  • Added links to many pages allowing visitors to purchase selected landmark-specific books from Barnes and, with 5% of sales sent to me to help keep this site active. See the bottom of this page for an example link. Added California Missions bookstore.

12/26/01 A small update:
Split list of landmarks I've visited into four separate pages for faster loading. New pages are:

11/05/01 A small update:
  • 4 pages updated with new photos and/or information
  • 8 new landmark pages added!

10/07/01 A major update:
  • 32 pages updated with new photos and/or information
  • 84 new landmark pages added!

This site has been named a Recommended Site by The History Channel.

A search engine has been added to this site. You can now search the text of the plaques for keywords!

Alameda Alpine Amador Butte Calaveras Colusa Contra Costa Del Norte El Dorado Fresno Glenn Humboldt Imperial Inyo Kern Kings Lake Lassen Los Angeles Madera Marin Mariposa Mendocino Merced Modoc Mono Monterey Napa Nevada Orange Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz San Benito San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano Sonoma Stanislaus Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Tuolumne Ventura Yolo Yuba

California Landmarks by County

Click on a county to see its landmarks.

The newest edition of the official guidebook to California Historical Landmarks is out. Published at the end of 1996, it includes over 70 landmarks designated since the 1990 edition.
(I'm not affiliated with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, but want to pass along this information about the guidebook if you're interested in visiting the landmarks as well.)
California Historical Landmarks
California Historical Landmarks

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