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Shasta State Historic Park

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Dad Trip

We came through here after the CARR fire, and there were already clean up efforts taking place... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Bozinski
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Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Fun drive through for a little learnin'

Old remnant buildings flank the main road. No clear start or finish of the self guided tour, you... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Adam H
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San Francisco, California
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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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15312 Hwy 299, Redding, CA 96087
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All reviews ghost town the gold rush era old jail step back in time masonic lodge town lake old bakery self guided tour historic place open thurs interesting ruins picnic area great place to visit few hours brick gallows history
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

The town of Shasta will be rebuilding from the Carr Fire as the town was badly damaged from the fire that raced from the west side of Whiskey Town Lake to the city limits of Redding. One can still stop by and see the ruins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Don A
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We came through here after the CARR fire, and there were already clean up efforts taking place. Great historical knowledge here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bozinski
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Old remnant buildings flank the main road. No clear start or finish of the self guided tour, you can poke around the foundations and facades and read placards on buildings. Worth seeing for a 10 min stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Adam H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a must visit place to be sure to put on the travel agenda. It is educational and just feels good to visit and walk on the streets of an old historical town. Elk are sometimes on the streets so be careful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rod D
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I love visiting the old buildings of Old Shasta. I visited July 22, just a few days before the outrageous Carr Fire started and came through town. It is still burning currently up to 44,000acres. The town of Old Shasta was in the path of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank adrienne707
Reviewed July 16, 2018

good history location, has picnic area and good for photography. Has old cemetery if ur into that too

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fotonerd1951
Reviewed June 20, 2018

When my son was in 4th grade, I accompanied his class on their field trip here. It is loaded with history especially of the gold miners. Also, there is a Jazz festival where one can attend. Lots of fun. It is neat to explore the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank childrensartist
Reviewed June 11, 2018

If you like History, as I do stopping at places as this is a joy. There are enough monuments, with pictures to show what it was, along with how it was --- back then. The Courthouse museum was a treasure to walk thru, taking you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Cute and interesting history. A little tough to keep a 3 year old interested but the adults enjoyed it

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank M9381LPjulier
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We have passed this wonderful little piece of history many times, this time we didn't. The cost to walk through the jam packed museum also got us into the Joss House in Weaverville! The town of Old Shasta still has portions of the brick buildings...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 323kathij
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