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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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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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Nice historic site

This place is perfect for all of us who enjoy history and learning about it! The courthouse was very interesting. A lot of art and nature to see. Nice picnic tables outside good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Corning, California
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Corning, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is perfect for all of us who enjoy history and learning about it! The courthouse was very interesting. A lot of art and nature to see. Nice picnic tables outside good if you bring your own lunch or choose one of many restaurants that redding has to offer.

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Redding, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Here in our own backyard of Redding and a beautiful and historic area to explore! There is so much history to learn here! Great outing for families! Bring a picnic and enjoy the park near the museum!

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Redding, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an interesting, beautiful spot. Just make sure to call to get the schedule of when the buildings will be open. If it's all closed, it's a nice area to check out but will be very limiting on access and information. If it's open, there are multiple old time, how it used to be buildings to tour, maps for... More 

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What is left of the town shows you how the gold rush people lived "in town". Close to Whiskey Town Lake and a short drive from Igo and Ono, two more gold rush towns with their own interesting stories.

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Sacramento, California
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This State Historic Park just west of Redding consists of what remains of the town of Shasta, once the most prominent city in Shasta County. The Old Courthouse and Jail has been renovated into a museum depicting the history of the town and region. There is a courtroom, jail cells, and gallows exactly as they were in the 1800s, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 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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