Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park


Location:50 miles west of Redding, at the southwest corner of Highway 299 and Oregon Street in the community of Weaverville.
Facilities:Historical and cultural exhibits, visitor center.
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:Still used as a place of worship, this Taoist temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. Exhibits displayed at the temple interpret the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history and include art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War.
Address:c/o Northern Buttes District Office
400 Glen Dr
Oroville, CA 95966

Phone:530-623-5282
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=457
Size: 2.8 acres.

See other parks in California.
References in periodicals archive ?
The oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California, the 1875 Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park offers a fascinating glimpse into Chinese traditions and the role the Chinese played in settling the West.