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Only open Thurs - Sunday, an interesting temple, originating from the chinese labourers during the gold rush.

Managed to visit after staying in The Weaverville Hotel on our way over to Ferndale, and worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
State Park Tour as lay "darshan"

This is an exquisite tiny temple, but would not mean much without a guide. Because of our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A preserved 1874 Taoist temple.
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Weaverville, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to visit after staying in The Weaverville Hotel on our way over to Ferndale, and worth a stop. Do give enough time to the town itself, a fascinating centre of the old gold rush days with interesting buildings, a mining museum, and at the...More

Thank Woody4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an exquisite tiny temple, but would not mean much without a guide. Because of our particular guide, this was way beyond your average tour. She was born and raised in Weaverville, and soaked up a fair amount of Taoism from her Chinese friends'...More

1  Thank Karenl L
Reviewed 10 June 2017

A little gem. The tour was most informative, and the building itself exceptionally beautiful. We learned a lot.

1  Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The state park tour guide did an excellent job of explaining everything we were seeing as we walked to and through this small Taoist Temple, as well as the history that brought the Chinese people to this area. The temple is still in use, and...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Due to confusion over this place’s website (use the California state parks website!) we arrived on the wrong weekday. We could have easily visited the prior day but did not have their full opening hours. In any event the visit was not a waste, because...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our family of four was visiting Weaverville on our way back to Redding. We did not intend to go inside this state park until we discovered the museum and Temple are air conditioned. Our kids were watching the koi fish when the tour docent came...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited here with my family in July 2016. This is a very interesting historic site that is well worth the time (an hour or so) to tour. The Joss House is a Chinese Temple that was built by the local miners during the gold rush....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Holy moly, this place was an absolute delight! We had a great tour guide, and even got to enter the gated off area and see shrines up close and light an incense.

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This place is a gem nestled in the mountains of northern California. It is the original Chinese temple from the gold rush error that is not just preserved but is still in use today. Amazing. You walk inside and you see history mixed with modern...More

1  Thank Myflowergirls2
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is truly a valuable part of Weaverville's history. Well preserved and well cared for. We took the tour with Gail who has a wealth of knowledge and experience and makes the tour informative and pertinent. (Thank you Gail) The $4 entry charge is well...More

Thank Bukashaus
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