César E. Chávez National Monument

The César E. Chávez National Monument tells a story of César E. Chávez bringing attention to the working conditions on U.S. farmland during the 1960s. The monument is located in California, about 30 miles south of Bakersfield, and the 187 acres became a national historic landmark in 2012. On the land, you can find a visitor’s center, rose and cactus gardens, and the graves of César E. Chávez and his wife, Helen. There are a well-preserved library and office on the grounds where you can see paperwork that gives several examples of the type of housing that was common for farm workers during this time. Because of the "¡Si, se puede!" ("Yes, we can!") initiatives lead by César E. Chávez, California was the first state to pass the Agricultural Labor Relations Act in 1975. Tribute to the leadership of César E. Chávez can be found at this national monument.

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RV Parks & Campgrounds Near César E. Chávez National Monument

With so many national parks around the César E. Chávez National Monument, traveling in an RV will make this trip optimal. You can enjoy comfort in an RV, and all of your family members will be able to sleep easily. RVshare has many RV rentals in California, so check out the site for rental options to consider before you start planning your trip. 

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near César E. Chávez National Monument

If you are traveling in an RV, César E. Chávez National Monument is a great place to stop because there are no guided tours, so you can explore the area on your own and continue on your trip when you are ready. There is a memorial garden where César E. Chávez and his wife lie, but there is much more to explore at the memorial. The visitor center, which was rebuilt in 2003, gives you the option of watching films, exploring César E. Chávez’s office, and viewing exhibits about his story and work for human rights. 

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How To Get To César E. Chávez National Monument

From Highway 58, take exit 138 toward Keene. Turn right onto Woodford-Tehachapi Road. You will find the César E. Chávez National Monument on the left.

Address

29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Road, Keene, CA 93531

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) There is no entry fee.

If you are interested in the farmworkers movement's history, César E. Chávez National Monument is a must-see national monument location to visit. This monument has a memorial garden where you can pay your respects to César E. Chávez and his wife. There are several national parks nearby, making it an enjoyable RV road trip to take and make memories with your family.