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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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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.

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This is a tiny jewel in California gold-rush era history. A terrific art collection, old courtroom and a creepy (in a good way) jail and ghost in the basement. The State Park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Redding, California
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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This old gold mine town is so well documented, restored, and will be here for years and years to come. I was lost in the history... walking on a board walk by the Masonic Lodge, Bank, hotel where gun slingers used to wonder. It is a must see while near Redding, CA.

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tiny jewel in California gold-rush era history. A terrific art collection, old courtroom and a creepy (in a good way) jail and ghost in the basement. The State Park buildings and walkway have been upgraded in the past few years. There's not much else in the town of Old Shasta other than residents (a little grocery store... More 

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Redding, California, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

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Thank John K
San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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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 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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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.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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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.

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Chico, California
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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 

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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.

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