César E. Chávez National Monument

29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd.
Keene, CA 93531- Map It
Phone: (661) 823-6134

AAA Editor Notes

César E. Chávez National Monument is off SR 58 exit 139, then .5 mi. s.e. to 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd. A video and exhibits of photos with corresponding storyboards portray labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez's dedication to improving the lives of farm workers through nonviolent protest. He was the co-founder of United Farm Workers of America in 1962. On display is Chávez's office exactly as he left it and recorded anecdotes told by his grandchildren. A simple marble headstone in the Memorial Garden marks Chávez's grave, and plaques adorning the garden wall are inscribed with his quotations. A fountain honors the memory of five workers. Roses bloom year-round but peak April through October; a variety named for Chávez is on-site. The Garden of the Southwest includes native plants and vegetation, including cacti and grasses. Hiking trails are on the grounds. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Daily 10-4. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31. Allow 1 hour minimum.