California Citrus State Historic Park
|California Citrus State Historic Park|
The California Citrus State Historic Park visitor center
|Location||Riverside, California, USA|
|Area||248 acres (100 ha)|
|Governing body||California Department of Parks and Recreation|
California Citrus State Historic Park is an open-air museum in the state park system of California, USA, interpreting the historic cultural landscape of the citrus industry. The park’s museum exhibits and interpretive features share the story of the citrus industry's role in the history and development of Southern California, and is told through the experiences of the diverse migrant and immigrant groups who made it all possible. The California Citrus State Historic Park is in the city of Riverside in Riverside County, California, United States. The 248-acre (100 ha) park was established in 1993.
This California State Historic Park reveals the cultural, political, and environmental aspects of the time when "Citrus was King" in California, especially the Navel orange from Riverside, and recognizing the importance of the citrus industry in Southern California.
Open-air museum and visitor center
The design of the park is reminiscent of a 1900s city park, complete with an activity center, interpretive structure, amphitheater, picnic area, and demonstration groves of citrus tree orchards. The land contained within the park still continues to produce high-quality fruits.
The park's visitor center houses a museum about California's citrus industry, and antique citrus grove farm equipment is on display around the park.
- Agricultural Museum (periodical)
- Citrus production
- Eliza Tibbets - founder of the California citrus industry
- List of food and beverage museums
- Mother Orange Tree
- Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center
- The Orange Show
- Washington navel orange tree (Riverside, California)
- "California Citrus SHP". California State Parks. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
- "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 22. Retrieved 2011-10-29. Cite journal requires
- OCLC 79370034