Visit the historic town of Locke

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On August 2, 1970, Locke was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. It is the only town in the United States built exclusively by the Chinese Americans for the Chinese Americans. Its unique charm and genuine authenticity
bring many visitors to its streets each year.


California Heritage site map

Check out all the sites of the Chinese American Heritage network in California.

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Winter 2023 Newsletter

Enjoy the Winter 2023 Locke Foundation Newsletter.

Celebrate Chinese New Year In Locke

Locke Oral History Benefit Draws A Capacity Crowd

Locke Will Feature Dragon Dance To Celebrate Year Of The Dragon

Preserving Locke’s Roots – The Locke Chinese Demonstration Garden

Get pdf here.

 

Voices: Chinese voices of the Delta
To view trailer please click below
https://youtu.be/ijmcr1V9pOA

 

Visit the Locke Boarding House

The Locke Boarding House was constructed in 1909, prior to the formal development of the town of Locke. Chinese men working on the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad boarded in the small establishment which was located near the Southern Pacific Railroad shipping warehouse. The Kuramoto family operated the boarding house from 1921 until they were interned during World War II in 1942. The family did not return to resume operation of the Boarding House after the war. In 2008 it became the Locke Boarding House Museum and Visitors’ Center, a first-stop family-friendly destination to Locke.

Come visit Locke on the Sacramento Delta! Get directions