Will Rogers State Historic Park

House with beautiful floral garden and trees
1501-1421 Will Rogers State Park Rd Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Will Rogers State Historic Park

Will Rogers State Historic Park

By the early 1930s, Will Rogers was one of the most popular and highest paid actors in Hollywood.  From his start in vaudeville theater with a trick roping act, he rose to world-wide fame as a columnist, "cowboy philosopher", aviation enthusiast, philanthropist, radio personality, and movie star. During the 1920s, he bought land in Santa Monica, where he developed a ranch.  Eventually, Will Rogers owned about 359 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in what is now known as the Pacific Palisades.

The ranch became the place where Will Rogers could relax with his family and friends, pursuing his favorite pastimes of riding and roping.  At his untimely death in a plane crash in 1935, Will Rogers's ranch consisted of a 31-room ranch house with neighboring guest housing, a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, polo field, golf course, and riding trails.  His widow, Betty, gave the ranch to California State Parks in 1944 and it became a state historic park.


Available Activities and Facilities at Will Rogers State Historic Park

Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding

Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits 
Vista Point
Family Programs

Drinking Water Available


Phone Number

(310) 454-8212

 Park Hours

Open daily, including holidays
Parking lot open 8:00am - Sunset
Parking Fee: $12.00 per car
Seniors Parking: $11.00 per car
Large Bus (25 - 100): $125.00
Small Bus (10 - 24 or fewer): $50.00

House tours are given on the hour
Thursday  and Friday       11-3
Saturday and Sunday      10-4

Ranger Enforcement Line