César E. Chávez National Monument is in the very small town of Keene, approximately 30 miles southeast of Bakersfield via Highway 58. The monument is part of a property known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, the home and workplace of the Chávez family and farmworker-movement organizations.
Visitors are welcome at the visitor center, the Memorial Garden in which César Chávez is buried, and the small Desert Garden planted nearby, all within La Paz.
Other parts of the area are closed to visitation, as it continues to serve as a home and workplace for his cause. Please respect the privacy of the organizations and residents who remain here. You can explore the site online, though, through our virtual tour.
This new national park is "a work in progress." More exhibits are under development and, in coming years, you will see more visitor and educational programs and services.
Last updated: July 18, 2018