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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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A lovely little stop along the way

The courthouse museum was the highlight. There were several fun displays and local color. Be sure to explore the cells in the jail down below. Keep an eye out for ghosts. The maps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The courthouse museum was the highlight. There were several fun displays and local color. Be sure to explore the cells in the jail down below. Keep an eye out for ghosts. The maps shows a trail to a Catholic cemetery on the hill above town. It is there, but the trail not as well marked as the map seems to... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There is so much history restored from the area. Beautiful indoors and outdoors. You can walk to a pioneer cemetery which is really cool

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great museum, rich history, beautiful setting. The town is cute and very close to Whiskytown Lake. So after seeing the sites in Old Shasta head to the lake..

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Springfield, Oregon
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94 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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3 attraction reviews
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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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18 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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