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“old town”

Shasta State Historic Park
Ranked #6 of 54 things to do in Redding
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Redding Calif
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“old town”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

this is a quaint history of the county and our great american heratage. Theres a area for picknicking. you are also just a few short miles from whiskeytown lake.
















theres a area for

Visited June 2013
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Redding, California
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“History of Shasta county”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are into history this is one of the few remaining sites in Shasta County that still has buildings from the 1800s. Many of the old sites are now under water (Shasta Dam & Whiskeytown Lake) but this State Park is open to the public and free to wander. Fun for the whole family but be aware that the summers in Redding get VERY HOT! Best time to visit is spring or fall. From there if you want more history drive up to Weaverville to visit the Joss House.

Visited April 2013
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Marysville, California
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very cool and easy to find”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Not a huge little "ghost town," but very cool and full of interesting things to see. The little museum is an absolute must.

Visited July 2013
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Escondido, California
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281 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Nice historical park.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Fortunately, it was a very beautiful day when my girlfriend and I visited this "ghost town" part of Shasta City. You will see old, half-ruined brick buildings that were part of a mining district during the California gold rush. The walk as you view the old buildings is free. The 1861 county courthouse has been restored, and it only costs $3.00 a person to get inside to view the historical exhibits. If you want to walk the entire grounds and go inside the county courthouse, plan on spending at least an hour to do so.

Visited June 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good photo spot. Fun for 15 minutes.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a great spot to take photos and just to see the remains of an old town. The buildings were not open when we were there, but it was fun to take a few photos while passing through.

Visited May 2013
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