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Shasta State Historic Park

15312 Hwy 299, Redding, CA 96087
+1 530-243-8194
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Very interesting ruins

We went mid-week so the museum was not open but we easily walked around. There are nice exhibit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy984
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Ojai
Better to go Thurs-Sun, when the museum is open

Went on a Monday, didn't know that the museum was only open Thurs-Sun. Still walked around the area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chia2005
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Huntington Beach, California
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This historic park houses the remains of Shasta City, alive and bustling in the Gold Rush days, and now a ghost town with restored stagecoach, barn and courthouse.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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15312 Hwy 299, Redding, CA 96087
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went mid-week so the museum was not open but we easily walked around. There are nice exhibit boards that explain about the historic town and various buildings.

1  Thank Kathy984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Monday, didn't know that the museum was only open Thurs-Sun. Still walked around the area and took some good pictures. Physically being here will definitely give you a better idea/image of the gold rush era. Not so far from I-5. Actually, we...More

Thank Chia2005
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Old Shasta had a few ruins, with great write ups at each. The museum was fantastic! There was a movie running and each room had interesting artifacts and stories. Downstairs was the jail and had a kitschy "ghost" in one of the cells. They say...More

Thank KitCat2007
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Kids had fun and we learned something! Behind the old jail is a shady and grassy park with tables. Bring lunch or try the sometimes open seasonal restaurant across the street

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Old Shasta is one of my favorite places to visit. I like to imagine what the city looked like during the gold rush era. The old bakery shop is open on weekends. And there's a museum to visit in the old courthouse restored to 1861....More

1  Thank imagehoundtaz
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Make sure you go Thursday to Saturday, all closed otherwise. Interesting to see... The masonic temple here houses the 1st Chartered Lodge in California...

1  Thank Alphonse Q
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a great rest stop on a long trip. The brick buildings of a old mining town that tell the story of the lives of the original settlers. It has a nice picnic area and a museum

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The City of Shasta was once a large, vibrant mining town. Now it is basically really interesting ruins. I missed the hours of the Museum, but still spent a couple hours wandering and photographing whats left of the town.

Thank drdroad
Reviewed 1 July 2017

See what the original settlers built and lived much of their lives with. Some original brick buildings partially still there with signs telling what they were...There is a museum..old jail..and a neat place to enjoy a snack or cold drink

Thank pmsilv2
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great place to learn some of the History of the area. The store was very interesting. Picnic area to

Thank Karen C
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