China Alley Preservation Society

P.O. Box 728, Hanford, CA 93232

Open the first Saturday of each month from noon until 6:00pm

(559) 582-4508

Tours by appointment


Taoist Temple

The city of Hanford was established in 1877 when the Southern Pacific railroad constructed a new extension line through the San Joaquin Valley. There were many Chinese who labored on the railroad and when the work was completed, many remained in the area to do farm work. They purchased land and began building houses and shops in an area that soon became Chinatown.


The care and maintenance of our buildings and garden are entirely by volunteer efforts. All donations are welcome. Volunteers for the gift shop, museum and special projects are appreciated.