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Shasta State Historic Park

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Address: 15312 Hwy 299, Redding, CA 96087
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+1 530-243-8194
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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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Great place to visit, walk or bike around and enjoy the great history of the North state... stop in the bakery for some treats..

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dale B
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit, walk or bike around and enjoy the great history of the North state... stop in the bakery for some treats..

Thank Dale B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great area with lots of things to keep kids and adults busy all day. a definite must when in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here in 20 years. Great memory from a child. Great history. Very inexpensive. Some children may find in boring.

Thank Hopefull1995
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is another one of those hidden gems. Its a wonderful spot to check out and do a self guided tour. There is a little museum and several wayside exhibits to wander through. Its also a great place to take photos of exposed brick ruins. On the way to Whiskeytown, its a great place for a picnic or to take... More 

Thank joycali820
Redding, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Kids always love the jail. Wonderfully displayed courthouse, jail, and great gallery of art. There are lots of old time firearms and something for everyone. A Shasta county treasure

Thank 1Shastagirl
Redding, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I drive by this place all the time and decided to stop and check it out. Wow, there is a lot to see. You can spend quite a bit of time going thru all the exhibits. The rangers are very nice and helpful. There is also an excellent sandwich shop called "Shorty's" on the east end of town. Lot of... More 

Thank Provincialman
Redding, California
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Old Shasta is abundant with history. Great stop on the way to Whiskeytown lake or the coast! The park and museum has lots to share on the history of Old Shasta, including gold mining in the area, the historic buildings to wander through, etc. Great spot!

Thank jbliss2271
Redding, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love that this place is available to see how things were. From the jail cell to viewing the hair wreath you are reminded how people made due!

Thank theresa c
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife has been fascinated with the Gold Rush historical period, and we decided to stop by Redding to visit this place. It did not disappoint. Very nice historical museum that includes the original courtroom and jail (with our kids being totally scared with a surprise in the jail house!) Very helpful volunteers at the village stores and blacksmith. We... More 

Thank Ivan G
Vallejo, California
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I went with my boyfriend to this charming historic town which is a very short distance from Redding and loved the wild west feel. The court house has a wonderful little unique museum with exhibits that are historically accurate and well worth the trip, You also can go downstairs to the jail and get a feel of what it would... More 

Thank BStreetTraveler

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