Attractions in Trinity County California

weaverville_california A California trip back in time
Trinity County has many attractions to indulge people from all walks of life. Museums, historical places, scenic beauty, adventure and more are very abundant in Trinity County. Northern California is very rich with old West heritage and many of the small towns still reflect that heritage today.

 

No matter what you enjoy, Trinity County has something for you! Some of the great scenic and historic attractions are located high up in the mountains and require hiking or horseback to access. Even though these locations are remote they are well worth the trip to see!


Museums and historic locations

jake_jackson_museum Jake Jackson Museum

508 Main St

Weaverville, CA

(530) 623-5211

Open year-round

 

The Trinity County Historical Park focuses on the gold rush days and on pioneer life. The grounds contain a reconstructed stamp mill, miner's cabin, and a blacksmith shop.

 

hodges_cabin Hodges Cabin

Weaverville Ranger Station

P.O. Box 1190

Weaverville, CA

(530) 623-2121

 

Hodges Cabin is located about four miles up the North Fork of Coffee Creek Trail inside the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The historic site is home to the two story cabin, a horse barn and corral, a blacksmith shop, a generator shed and Pelton wheel, a cement swimming pool and a tree house. All the buildings were built in 1923 by Walter Leander Hodges.

 

fosters_cabin Fosters Cabin

Weaverville Ranger Station

P.O. Box 1190,

Weaverville, CA

(530) 623-2121

 

Historical and physical evidence indicates that there have been as many as three structures in Parker Meadows, two of them constructed by, or in cooperation with, the Foster family.


scott_museum Scott Museum

100 Airport Rd.

Trinity Center, CA

(530) 266-3378

Open May 15th - September 15th

 

Exhibits include Native American artifacts, authentic models of transportation; a buggy, covered wagon and stage coach. This collection of history is a memorable experience.

 

joss_house Joss House

5284 Oregon & Main Street

Weaverville, CA

(530) 623-5284

 

"The Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds" is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. The historic site exhibits art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. The park is a fascinating look into the role that the Chinese immigrants played in early California history.

 

 

bowerman_barn Bowerman Barn

Weaverville Ranger Station

P.O. Box 1190,

Weaverville, CA

(530) 623-2121

 

Built in 1878 by Jacob Bowerman, the barn stands today as an outstanding example of a late 19th century hand-crafted structure. It is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.


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