We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shasta State Historic Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 10800 Trinity Alley, Shasta, CA 96087, Redding, CA
Phone Number: 530-243-8194

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 94 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
  • 3
  • 2
You can step back in history

Received free tickets for entry into the museum after visiting the Joss House in Weaverville. The museum in Shasta was great. Lots of history about the area and the gold rush... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Norwalk, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 90: English reviews
Redding, California, Usa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town of Shasta, called "old Shasta" by the locals, has a working blacksmith shop and bakery showing how things were made in the late 1800s. They also have a general store filled with period items. There are the remains (really just brick walls) of old buildings. The best place is the museum/old courthouse/jail. They have many household items from... More 

Thank John K
San Francisco Bay Area
Level Contributor
129 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remains of buildings from 1853 to 1856 can be seen here. There is some great history about the town and how it flourished. It was easily walkable.

Thank lbrb97
Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
153 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Received free tickets for entry into the museum after visiting the Joss House in Weaverville. The museum in Shasta was great. Lots of history about the area and the gold rush era. They have a great replica of the original court house room. The jail was really neat to walk through as well, although it was a bit dark. Standing... More 

2 Thank Myflowergirls2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My son and I enjoyed going to Shasta State park, where we were able to visit Shasta Dam, take a tour of the inside of the dam offered during day hours and learn the vast history and engineering behind the dam as it was being built. In the evening, around the grass turn around circle by the dam there are... More 

Thank Sunshine061967
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We saw the presentation in the theatre. It was very interesting. With more time at our disposal it would have been good to visit the dam.

Thank Margaret R
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Interesting. The museum was nice, some great items. I really liked the courtroom. Warning, if you go down to the jail, there is an inmate that starts talking to you, a little scary when you're not expecting it. The minimal cost also gets you into an attraction in Weavervile.

Thank cucamongakat
Chico, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband and I camped at Whiskey Town Lake and spent most of a day in or around Shasta. We visited the museum which had a great deal of historical artifacts and some really beautiful art as well from the Boggs Collection. It was also neat to just walk around and find different historical markers and read those as well.... More 

Thank KittyHolt
Level Contributor
84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

It was an ok time. Nothing way special but worth the trip espessily if you have some time on your hands.

Thank tanadd
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
237 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The museum is small but very good for bringing how the dam was developed in the late 1800's. It a study of the advancement of new techniques were used in this rural area. The film is an excellent way to give children information before a tour. Large oak trees, mountain views, lake and rushing river...what else can nature give you.

Thank AwesomeladyUS
Shasta, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I have lived in Old Shasta for well over 40 years and the history of it is amazing. The historic ruins to the museum which are so full of history to the Ruggles brothers hanging and robbery the money is said to be hidden somewhere in the hills. Come for a visit stop by Shorty's for a cup of coffee... More 

1 Thank Stoneyterrace

Travelers who viewed Shasta State Historic Park also viewed


Been to Shasta State Historic Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shasta State Historic Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?