The Historian Passport Day Use Admission Annual Pass, priced at $50, provides unlimited entry for up to four persons to many State Historic Parks that charge a per-person admission fee or a vehicle day use fee. Visit an authentic California Mission, learn about California's Gold Rush and discover the stories unveiled by over a million historic artifacts around the Golden State.

The Historian Passport Day Use Admission Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from the month purchased. This pass does not provide access to State Vehicular Recreation Areas (i.e.g designated off-highway vehicle trails and/or open areas), is valid only at select units and not valid at high demand Southern California beaches, at California state reservoirs and is not valid for camping, boat use fees, oversized vehicle fees, additional/extra vehicle fees, sanitation disposal use, or other supplemental fees, and is valid only in parks operated by California State Parks. Admittance and use subject to available space.  The pass (photocopies not accepted) must be presented at entrance station and displayed on the rearview mirror or vehicle dashboard (as applicable) when visiting state parks that honor this pass; proof of purchase not accepted for entry.  View the Historian Passport Terms and Conditions and complete list of state historic parks accepting and not accepting the pass.

To purchase a Historian Passport Day Use Admission Annual Pass, please visit us at the California State Parks Store.  Passes are also available for purchase at many units of the California State Park System (please contact in advance to ensure availability).

For assistance with ordering this pass or questions on order status, email

For general questions on pass use, email

Note:  Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced and no refunds can be issued.