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When you visit Redding, whether for an event or recreation, make time to go back in time! Redding's museums and historical sites run the gamut from a Chinese temple to preserved gold rush gallows, the home of the last President of California, and a Paul Bunyan Forest Camp. California's past, present, and future owe a great deal to the natives and settlers of its far northern region, and you can get the whole story when you tour our museums! 

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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (historical)
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was built in 1894 at 1090 California St. in Redding and used by the black community until 1946. Then the church was sold to the Foursquare Gospel Church. The building still stands at the corner of California and Trinity streets, and may be the only existing 19th-century A.M.E. church structure in the state. More Information
1090 California Street
Redding, CA 96001

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Bank of Shasta County (historical)
Built in 1901/02, this brick Beaux Art building was designed by Henry H. Meyers and consturcted by the Holt and Gregg Company. Redding's second oldest commercial brick building, it is now part of the Downtown Promanade. More Information
1459 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001

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Behrens-Eaton House Museum
The Behrens-Eaton House, a Victorian style turn of the century home, is located at 1520 West Street, Redding, California. It was built by John Scott in 1895 and purchased by Charles Behrens, Sheriff of Shasta County and grandfather of Judge Richard Behrens Eaton, in 1898. The Behrens-Eaton family lived in the home from that date untill Judge Eaton's death in 2003. The Judge left a trust dictating that his home be turned into a Victorian Museum to show future generations what a… More Information
1520 West St
Redding, CA 96001
530-241-3454
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Dunsmuir Museum
Railroad history memorabilia, an unusual 1919 Western Electric cardboard telephone switch-board, vintage clothing, office equipment, and antique fishing gear are preserved in this privately maintained museum tucked into a steep side street in the old commercial district of the canyon railroad town once know as Pusher. More Information
4101 Pine Street
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
(530) 235-0733
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Fort Crook Museum
Fort Crook was established on July 1, 1857, to protect travelers on the Shasta - Yreka Road and the Lockhart Ferries. Built by Company A, 1st Dragoons under the command of Captain John W. T. Gardner, the fort consisted of 25 - 30 log buildings enclosed by a pine-pole stockade 12 feet high. It was located on the Fall River Valley about 7 miles north of the current museum grounds. Originally called Camp Hollenbush, the outpost was soon renamed in… More Information
43030 Fort Crook Museum Ave
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
(530) 336-5110
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Jake Jackson Memorial Museum
The objective of the Trinity County Historical Society is to discover, collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history of Trinity County. It is an organization of volunteers and all of its activities and accomplishments are due to the interest and effort of its members. The Trinity Pioneer Association and the Society of Old Settlers, an organization consisting of pioneers who arrived in the community prior to 1860, preceded the Historical Society. The Jake Jackson Museum and the History Center are… More Information
H2y 299W/Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-5211
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Kelly Griggs House Museum

The Kelly Griggs House Museum is a classical two-story Victorian home built in the 1880s. Museum guides lead tours through rooms where Victorian-garbed mannequins grace the authentic antique furnishings of the period. Also on display are Native American artifacts, and the Pioneer Room is filled with photographs of Tehama County.

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311 Washington Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 527-1129
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McCloud Historic Center
Housed in a turn-of-the-century building complete with exterior stairway to the second floor, exhibits focus on the early days of this McCloud River Lumber Mill town and the railroad that was its lifeblood. Displays include early fire-fighting equipment, period costumes, and a Corliss steam engine from the 1903 log mill. Visitors can schedule a tour in winter by appointment (530) 964-2626. More Information
320 Main Street
McCloud, CA 96057
(530) 964-2604
Shasta Historical Society
The Shasta Historical Society was formed on January 19, 1930, by a group of people who had been collecting then-living pioneers' accounts of their lives in the Gold Rush days. These accounts were then published in the newspaper as The Trails Of 49. Collecting pioneer stories remains one of the activities of the society, but now it is a larger educational, non-profit organization. Its purposes are not only to collect, but to preserve knowledge about the ongoing history of Shasta… More Information
1449 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-3720
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Shasta 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… More Information

Hwy 299
Shasta, CA 96087
(530) 243-8194
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Sisson Museum
Mount Shasta City was know as the town of Sisson until it was renamed in 1924. The museum building was erected in 1906 and served as the main hatchery building of the California Department of Fish and Game Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery until it was declared no longer usable 72 years later. A group of civic minded citizens obtained a lease on the building and start-up funding from the state under the umbrellas of the local Chamber of Commerce, and… More Information
1 N Old Stage Road
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-5508
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus along the banks of the Sacramento River with educational and entertaining activities and experiences that interpret the relationship between humans and nature. The Park tells the story of the region and its people through a museum that includes an underground aquarium, Native American history and exhibits, interactive experiments, and rotating art exhibits; wildlife exhibits; Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp; California's largest North American butterfly house (seasonal); an amphitheater; and, across the Sacramento River,… More Information
840 Sundial Bridge Parkway
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-8850
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Weaverville Joss House
The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history. The temple was built in 1874 as a replacement for another that had burned.

In an effort to preserve this important part of California's Chinese tradition, the temple became a… More Information
630 Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-5284
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