Campo de Cahuenga

3919 Lankershim Blvd
Universal City, CA 91604
United States

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The Campo de Cahuenga is the birthplace of California.  At this site, on January 13, 1847, U.S. military forces under the command of Lt Col John C Fremont met with Don Andres Pico, Commandante of of the California forces, to sign and accept the Articles of Capitulation, which brought to a close the Mexican-American War and led to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo and the purchase of much of the American southwest.  As a result of the document signed at the Campo de Cahuenga the dream of the founding fathers for Manifest Destiny and a continental nation was realized.  The Campo site would later become a first Overland Stagecoach station and later - during the American Civil War - a U S Army camp for the California Battalion.

Located at 3919 Lankershim Blvd, Universal City, the Campo is adjacent to the Red Line Universal City Station.  The site is a US, California, Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City designated historic monument.    The site includes a monument recreation of the original Campo ruins, as well as a Museum to present the historic importance of the site.  

In addition to the open public hours the Campo is also available for hosted school tours, as well as hosted tours for organizations interested in California and United States history.  The Campo is available for private functions, meetings and filming.  The Campo is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and administered by the Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association.


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