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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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GREAT FOR HISTORY BUFF'S

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Redding, California
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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.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Windsor, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It was a great little town to see and learn about the history of it from start to where it is today.

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La Palma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Its a little bit of a drive outside of Redding and probably only worth it if you are really interested in historical sites. There is an old barn and a row of brick buildings that you can walk around. There is also a museum but it is only open on certain days.

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Cottonwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Easy access---right on Hwy 299 shady parking---nice park with restrooms.Get out of car,easy parking stretch your legs walking around park next to museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Simply beautiful. This area was clean and we felt very safe. I love this place. (Just be careful due to the highway because people tend to fly past the 35 mph speed limit.) If you visit this area you definitely have to visit the area of the "baby grave" it's on the right hand side either before Old Shasta or... More 

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Corning, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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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