Shasta State Historic Park

This park unit is partially open. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (July 19, 2022)

What is Open Now

  • The Exterior grounds are open to the public.
  • The Courthouse Museum is open to the public on Thursdays-Sundays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

What is Currently Closed

  • The Litsch Store Museum is closed to the public.
  • The Catholic Cemetery Trail is closed to the public.

Phone Number

(530) 243-8194

Park Hours

The Courthouse Museum and Gift Shop will be open Thursday-Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Dogs allowed only in parking lot and paved roadway.

Driving Directions to Shasta SHP

The park is 6 miles west of downtown Redding. Highway 299 passes through the town’s main street.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Interpretive Exhibits
Museums
Family Programs
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available

Park Information

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

Shasta State Historic Park
15312 Highway 299 West
Shasta, CA 96087

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.