Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, Keene

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#397 of 608 in Nature in California
National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
César E. Chávez National Monument, also known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, is a 116-acre (47 ha) U.S. National Monument in Keene, Kern County, California, located about 32 miles away from Bakersfield, California. The property was the headquarters of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and home to César Chávez from the early 1970s until his death in 1993. Chávez's gravesite is located in the property's gardens along with that of his wife, Helen Fabela Chávez. Originally developed as a headquarters and worker housing area for a quarry, it served as a tuberculosis sanitarium (known as Stony Brook Sanitorium) in the early 1900s, until its acquisition by the UFW in the early 1970s.

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  • We stopped by on our way back to The Valley and were reminded and moved by the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the struggles of farm workers worldwide. Recommended.  more »
  • So glad we had a chance to stop here. Much more than expected - the grounds are gorgeous and the Visitor Center is amazing. The history and exhibits here tell such a moving story and pays tribute...  more »
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  • It's a nice stop as you are passing through. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the ranch house is quaint. Though it is a pretty nook in the world, this is definitely not a National Monument that takes your breath away with grandeur. However, being in the spot Chavez worked is as impressive as any Monument I've been to. Nice displays give you a good feel about his passion and the impact of his work. Plus... It's free.
  • Beautiful peaceful place. It was absolutely stunning . I was glad I had the chance to walk around the area. It is very well taken care of, and a great memorial. The picture I took say it all.

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