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Shasta State Historic Park

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Address: 10800 Trinity Alley, Shasta, CA 96087, Redding, CA
Phone Number: 530-243-8194
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This historic park houses the remains of Shasta City, alive and bustling in...

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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Nice Historic Park

We had an opportunity to visit the Shasta State Historic Park and are glad we did so. The Courthouse Museum provides a good overview of Shasta City and also has many historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
San Rafael, California
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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting history of the area and the gold that were in the hills and streams. I wish we had had more time.

Thank mucko82
Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A wonderful and very accessible opportunity to explore the remains of a town once bustling with gold-fever activity. Brick foundations, a country store, a fabulous museum... easy to walk around (be careful crossing the highway!). On a hot day, the museum (fee required) is air-conditioned and full of surprises and historic items.

Thank SBunny
San Rafael, California
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We had an opportunity to visit the Shasta State Historic Park and are glad we did so. The Courthouse Museum provides a good overview of Shasta City and also has many historical items from the gold rush era. There is also a good collection of paintings ranging from historical to recent times. The jail downstairs is sure to entertain especially... More 

Thank bruin1971
Charleston, West Virginia
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We visited Shasta Ghost Town on Friday morning, October 2, 2015. It was worth the stop. We enjoyed looking around the old store. There was a bakery next to the store and they had delicious baked goods and they were inexpensive.

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Palmdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Most of the buildings are shells of what was once there in the early 1900s but it is awesome to see them up close and still standing. You can feel the history . A must see on the way to Whiskeytown Lake or Shasta Lake

Thank TanyaRussell_13
Redding, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Superb museum, well put together: worth stopping off to see. Fascinating view of a not so by gone era.

Thank gillian377
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This state historic park is on the way to Whiskeytown Lake and the coast. It is worth your time to stop, go in the museum and see why some of the towns and landmarks are named the way they are. There is also an operational bakery there that bakes awesome breads!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to other reviewers we were able to accommodate the non-history buff members of our party. We all knew what we were getting into. The Court House museum is a gem and I could have spent hours there. The gaol is creepy and a bit disturbing, but no worse than Alcatraz. The staff are amazingly helpful and friendly. I found... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I like history, just about any history, so I found the Shasta State Park very interesting, but my wife and teenage kids were not as impressed. I could have spent 4 or 5 hours going through all the exhibits, but they were ready to leave after 45 min., and I have to admit there isn't much to the exhibits to... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place for history and photo shoots. I am a history buff and love to walk around and read the markers and envision what it must have been like way back when. Do not miss the courthouse/jail room. The jail room may scare younger children.

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