Spring Tours at Tehachapi Native American Village Site

  • Dates: May 19, 2018 - June 9, 2018
  • Location: Tehachapi Museum/ Errea House
  • Address: 310 S. Green Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561
  • Phone: 661-946-6092
  • Price: Adults: $5, Children age 6-16 $3, Children under 5 free. Reservations: $10 per party

Spring Tours at Tehachapi Native American Village Site

Reservations are being taken for spring tours of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi, offered Saturdays through June 9th. Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the site, visitation is only permitted on a guided tour, which involves a moderately strenuous 3-hour hike.

Although no structures remain on this Kawaiisu Native American village site, the area’s rich history comes alive through the trained volunteer tour guides and the clues that the inhabitants left behind. Tomo Kahni means “winter home” in Kawaiisu, and rock rings mark the locations of many of the kahni, or homes, that were built of juniper boughs.  Hundreds of mortar holes in the park tell of a very active past. The tour also includes Medicine Cave, Nettle Springs and a cave with pictographs- a sacred place of the Kawaiisu.

Tours begin at 8:30 a.m. with an orientation at the Tehachapi Museum in Tehachapi and last approximately 4 hours, including travel time to and from the park (transportation is not provided). 

Tour fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-16 (age 5 and under are free, but not recommended on tours).  Tours are limited to 15 people and fill up fast so reservations are highly recommended, for an additional fee of $10 per party.  To make a reservation or for more information, call (661) 946-6900 or email Mojave.Sector@parks.ca.gov.

Please note: Those with heart conditions or breathing problems should NOT take this tour. Weather at the high-elevation park is variable, so layered clothing is recommended. Ample drinking water, sun protection, and sturdy walking shoes are also necessary.

Where:  Tehachapi Museum, 310 S. Green Street, Tehachapi, CA

When:  Saturdays through June 9th, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Spring Tours at Tehachapi Native American Village Site
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  • Tehachapi Museum/ Errea House
  • Adults: $5, Children age 6-16 $3, Children under 5 free. Reservations: $10 per party