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Shasta State Historic Park

15312 Hwy 299, Redding, CA 96087
+1 530-243-8194
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Town Sheriff?

Loved this place with the feel of a ghost town. The gallows are intriguing. Wish our court system... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin M
Ghost Town

Stopped here because it looked like an fun spot to get a little history and take unique pictures... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rienealwriter
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“general store” (8 reviews)
“old jail” (4 reviews)
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15312 Hwy 299, Redding, CA 96087
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place with the feel of a ghost town. The gallows are intriguing. Wish our court system worked that quick and responded in that matter! Great historical park to bring the family to and spend a few hours.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here because it looked like an fun spot to get a little history and take unique pictures. Unfortunately, it began to hail the moment we showed up, so we only stayed a few minutes. Despite this, we wandered around and snapped pics of the...More

Thank rienealwriter
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This was a fascinating nearby activity. We were staying in Redding and saw this on Tripadvisor. The old buildings are a really great place to use as a back-drop for family photo's or if you are practicing photography with different light elements. The museum is...More

Thank Pditti
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We went mid-week so the museum was not open but we easily walked around. There are nice exhibit boards that explain about the historic town and various buildings.

1  Thank Kathy984
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Went on a Monday, didn't know that the museum was only open Thurs-Sun. Still walked around the area and took some good pictures. Physically being here will definitely give you a better idea/image of the gold rush era. Not so far from I-5. Actually, we...More

Thank Chia2005
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Old Shasta had a few ruins, with great write ups at each. The museum was fantastic! There was a movie running and each room had interesting artifacts and stories. Downstairs was the jail and had a kitschy "ghost" in one of the cells. They say...More

Thank KitCat2007
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Kids had fun and we learned something! Behind the old jail is a shady and grassy park with tables. Bring lunch or try the sometimes open seasonal restaurant across the street

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Old Shasta is one of my favorite places to visit. I like to imagine what the city looked like during the gold rush era. The old bakery shop is open on weekends. And there's a museum to visit in the old courthouse restored to 1861....More

1  Thank imagehoundtaz
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Make sure you go Thursday to Saturday, all closed otherwise. Interesting to see... The masonic temple here houses the 1st Chartered Lodge in California...

1  Thank Alphonse Q
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a great rest stop on a long trip. The brick buildings of a old mining town that tell the story of the lives of the original settlers. It has a nice picnic area and a museum

1  Thank Mike M
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