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“Not Much to See”

Shasta State Historic Park
Ranked #6 of 58 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.
Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the family to see the Shasta State Historic Park. There was not a lot to see. There was about 5 restored buildings, about 10 left over brick walls from old buildings, and a small museum.

There appears to be a blacksmith store open on certain Saturdays in the year, but there were not open when we stopped by.

The stop included a few old carriages to look at and a small park / picnic area next door.

There was a bathroom which was helpful.

We only stayed about and hour and headed to our next destination. We had thought there would be more to look at, but the sights were pretty limited. Your best bet is to do a quick let's learn stop and then go another 8 miles and swim in the Brandy Creek Swim Area in the Whiskeytown Lake.

3  Thank jimboblaze
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Known in 1849 as the “Queen City of the Northern Mines” it boomed for 40 years, many old partial buildings still remain Restored 1861 Courthouse museum is a must containing artifacts of the area and an early California art collection donated by a woman who had lived in Shasta as a child and went onto become a leading San Francisco citizen
Open Thursday thru Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thank Maithean
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wonderful information about Shasta! Historic building still standing showing a past of how the city would look like. Great place to learn a little history about Shasta City. Take so great photos of a town and a walk of the past.

Thank mblueking
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

The highlight of our visit is the museum with it's gallows and jailhouse. The picnic area outside the museum is a great place to relax in the shade of the large trees while you have a bite to eat or just a cool drink.

Thank TeresaMorefield
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good museum and pitiful outdoor buildings. They call this place a ghost town? I have been to lots of them. Bad advertising. But, it is on the main road from the west to Redding.

1  Thank Pixelpanderer
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