The California Historic Route 66 Association began in 1990 to foster, expand, promote, and perpetuate public awareness relating to the development, history, and significance of Route 66 in California.

Like similar organizations in the other seven Route 66 states we focus on the unique history and abundance of historic treasures along the road in our state. Our goal is to energize urban appreciation and bring life back to small towns along the historic corridor by encouraging folks to get off the interstate and drive Route 66, refreshing memories and acquainting themselves with this significant part of America.


Road Trip

Route 66 in California is like a 300 mile museum with plenty to see! Get out there and experience the sights and learn the history of the Mother Road. We’ll show you where to find your “kicks” on Route 66.


Join the California Historic Route 66 Association today and you’ll be joining a group of dedicated volunteers committed to preserving the historic places that tell the stories of California and Route 66. Your support is critical to ensuring our success protecting Route 66’s heritage for future generations.


Would you like to see part of California’s Route 66 designated as a National Scenic Byway? The California Historic Route 66 Association has helped to complete the first step to getting that designation by completing a “Corridor Management Plan.” Find out more on our Projects page.


Governmental and nongovernmental organization partners have teamed up to help preserve the history of Route 66.

National Park Service

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

"How will we know it is us without our past?"

— John Steinbeck