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PO BOX 2430, Shasta, CA 96087
Open Wednesday thru Sunday - Admission includes
FREE ADMISSION to "Weaverville Joss House" State Park
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State Flower and Old Shasta Museum
You can stop along the side of highway 299 and "walk through time"...visiting the ruins of the remaining buildings, cemeteries, and imagine the life that flourished in Shasta. It's miners, merchants, ranchers, townspeople and their families that constituted this important gold rush era settlement.
The "Gold Rush" brought folks to the area, seeking their fortunes. A couple of initial settlements grew together into a "town", but a couple big fires soon led to the construction of the "fireproof walls" and Iron Shutters.
Not as permanent as the buildings, the area declined as the freight and stagecoach business moved away, and the Central Pacific Railroad bypassed Shasta in favor of nearby Redding. The principal merchants moved to new locations and the "county seat" itself moved to Redding. The "Queen City of the Northern California Mines" of the 1850s...soon became abandoned, and even some of the bricks found themselves part of buildings in the Redding area.
The buildings and area you see today, are a product of the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West, The Shasta Historical Society, and Mae Helene Bacon-Boggs who first started preserving "Old Shasta" in the 1920s. In 1937, the California State Parks Commission added to the acreage and in 1950 the "Courthouse Museum" opened.
Old Shasta Masonic Building
Old Shasta Fireproof Buildings from 1852
Old Shasta Town Museum
Old Shasta State Park Picnic Area
Restored Old Shasta Bakery Building
Visit Nearby Weaverville's Joss House State Park
41 miles West of Old Shasta State Park
The Weaverville Joss House State Park
Weaverville Joss House Frozen in Time 12/29/03
Weaverville Joss House State Park- Lion Dance
Chinese New Year's Lion Dance on Main Street
Weaverville Today Main Street is Highway 299
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Last Updated: October 14, 2007