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Shasta State Historic Park

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Address: Redding, CA
Phone Number: 530-243-8194
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Description: This historic park houses the remains of Shasta City, alive and bustling...
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.
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ON the highway, some gutted buildings, a few not, a good 45 minutes

Just outside of Redding heading west, on 299. Nice Barn, museum, 5 or 6 gutted buildings on boardwalk, bakery, store, restroom, little park, old Mason building, courthouse, jail... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Springfield, Oregon
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Springfield, Oregon
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222 reviews 222 reviews
79 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Just outside of Redding heading west, on 299. Nice Barn, museum, 5 or 6 gutted buildings on boardwalk, bakery, store, restroom, little park, old Mason building, courthouse, jail. Free. On street parking. Stretches for about 2 blocks in main, then bakery a block east, then another building 2 blocks west, and across the street is park, restrooms, museum, masonic lodge,... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Touring the old courthouse and jail was fascinating. Many of the remaining walls of the old buildings have been reinforced and staged to suggest what Old Shasta was like. Beautiful setting.

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SANTA MONICA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is an easy park to stop at on the way to the visitors center. The signage is good and you can see the walls and across the street is a Masonic building. It tells a story of California's prejudiced past where many minorities were not allowed. In Shasta the Chinese had to stay off the streets even tho it... More 

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Richmond, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped here on the fourth of July for a quick look on our way to Whiskeytown. We ended up staying for 2 hours and quite enjoying it. They have done a wonderful job with the exhibits inside and leaving some semblance of ruin on the outside. Definitely worth a stop to explore the history of the area. Nice job... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

on our drive from eureka to lassen we stumbled upon Shasta historical site. It was so great to see what an old western town was like. Wished we had stopped on a day the museum was open. Check the website as it is open only certain days. whisky town lake was nearby and that was also a great find for... More 

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San Diego, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We parked at the park entrance and while I was talking to the park ranger, people in a white van pulled into the parking lot and tried to abduct my wife who was taking video. I had my back to the parking lot and fortunately another car pulled in as a man had jumped out of the van and approached... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This historic village is a wonderful place to visit. The museum is one of the best we have seen. Be sure to visit the jail in the lower level of the building AND walk within the cell area. Beware! The thrill of imagining times of old makes this visit very special.

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Calif
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

well maintained clean staffed park, no worries here, they keep the place clean and is historically accurate

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the family to see the Shasta State Historic Park. There was not a lot to see. There was about 5 restored buildings, about 10 left over brick walls from old buildings, and a small museum. There appears to be a blacksmith store open on certain Saturdays in the year, but there were not open when we stopped by.... More 

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Renton, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Known in 1849 as the “Queen City of the Northern Mines” it boomed for 40 years, many old partial buildings still remain Restored 1861 Courthouse museum is a must containing artifacts of the area and an early California art collection donated by a woman who had lived in Shasta as a child and went onto become a leading San Francisco... More 

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