Shasta Historical society


Funding for year two of our mobile app and tour research has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Self-guided Tour #1
An Outdoor Exploration
of Redding
A cycling tour of historical spots west of the I-5 corridor in Redding, California, such as Diestelhorst Bridge, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the Matson-Mowder-Howe Celebration Garden. The tour begins and ends at the Civic Auditorium and takes about 1 ½ hours to complete. Cost: Free
Download the free app from Google or Apple play store.

Self Guided Tour #3
A Walk Through History – Downtown Redding, CA

A walking tour of historic buildings and sites that helped shape the City of Redding physically and historically over the past 150 years. During the 1-2 hours it takes to complete the tour, you will learn about history, architecture, and local preservation and repurposing efforts. Cost: Free
Download the free app from Google or Apple play store.


Self-guided Tour #2
Tracing the Nobles
Emigrant Trail

A driving tour, that follows part of the main route used by those traveling from Nevada into Northern California and between Anderson and Yreka in the latter half of the 19th century. This 5- to 6-hour driving tour highlights the stopping places, natural 
obstacles, and other significant sites encountered by emigrants, stagecoaches, and freighters. Cost: Free. Download the free app from Google or Apple play store.

** Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. As such, we designed our tours to minimize dangers and potential issues. We also provide comments to help you navigate the route safely and successfully. With that said, the Shasta Historical Society is not liable for any harm or damage to self or property while on the tour. We encourage you to make safety a priority, be wary of the vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic along the route, and follow all applicable laws and rules as you enjoy the experience.