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Limited days open

Unfortunately, I passed through Weaverville on the wrong day and the Joss House was closed. The... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Oregon Coast
The highlight of the trip!

Jack Frost is a wonderful tour guide! He is so knowledgeable and has a passion for preserving this... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Mission Viejo, California
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A preserved 1874 Taoist temple.
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Weaverville, CA
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Unfortunately, I passed through Weaverville on the wrong day and the Joss House was closed. The grounds are open and I did wander around and peek in windows here and there. The outside is interesting :-) Hopefully next time I'm in town it will be...More

Thank half-Brit
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Jack Frost is a wonderful tour guide! He is so knowledgeable and has a passion for preserving this heritage. If it wasn't for him and his efforts, Weaverville would not have a Joss House.

Thank 860elaineg
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Even folks who are only passing through Weaverville on their way somewhere else should make a point to stop for a visit to the Joss House. This is not the only old Taoist temple in Northern California, but it is the most complete and best...More

Thank stevenmO3205EP
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Managed to visit after staying in The Weaverville Hotel on our way over to Ferndale, and worth a stop. Do give enough time to the town itself, a fascinating centre of the old gold rush days with interesting buildings, a mining museum, and at the...More

Thank Woody4
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is an exquisite tiny temple, but would not mean much without a guide. Because of our particular guide, this was way beyond your average tour. She was born and raised in Weaverville, and soaked up a fair amount of Taoism from her Chinese friends'...More

1  Thank Karenl L
Reviewed 10 June 2017

A little gem. The tour was most informative, and the building itself exceptionally beautiful. We learned a lot.

1  Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The state park tour guide did an excellent job of explaining everything we were seeing as we walked to and through this small Taoist Temple, as well as the history that brought the Chinese people to this area. The temple is still in use, and...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Due to confusion over this place’s website (use the California state parks website!) we arrived on the wrong weekday. We could have easily visited the prior day but did not have their full opening hours. In any event the visit was not a waste, because...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our family of four was visiting Weaverville on our way back to Redding. We did not intend to go inside this state park until we discovered the museum and Temple are air conditioned. Our kids were watching the koi fish when the tour docent came...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited here with my family in July 2016. This is a very interesting historic site that is well worth the time (an hour or so) to tour. The Joss House is a Chinese Temple that was built by the local miners during the gold rush....More

Thank John B
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