Shasta SHP

State Historic Park

Six miles west of Redding a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the lusty "Queen City" of California’s northern mining district, once stood on this site. These ruins and some of the nearby roads, cottages, and cemeteries are all silent but eloquent vestiges of the intense activity that was centered here during the California gold rush.

Iron shutters still swing on massive, old, iron hinges before the doors and windows of grass-filled, roofless buildings that once were crowded with merchandise, and alive with the human sounds of business, trade, and social endeavor.

The County Courthouse is restored to its 1861 appearance, the year when it was converted from commercial uses to become the Shasta County Courthouse. Today the building is filled with historical exhibits, and an unparalleled collection of historic California Artwork that make it the central figure of Shasta State Historic Park.

Location-Directions
The park is six miles west of downtown Redding. Highway 299 passes through the town’s main street.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
Summer and spring are warm; fall and winter can be cool. Layered clothing is advised.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Thursday-Sunday
    from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (530) 243-8194

  • Region

    Shasta Cascade

    County

    Shasta

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Telephone

Shasta Courthouse Museum Recorded Message
530-243-8194