Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
Coffee Creek Ranch
In Trinity Center, these guys lead fishing and fully outfitted pack trips into the Trinity Alps Wilderness and week-long fishing...
Jaunt over to little-known, utterly picturesque Alpen Cellars. Specializing in riesling, gewürtztraminer , chardonnay and pinot noir,...
A local institution, this coffeehouse is a roomy and relaxed chill spot. The espresso is well made, there’s a selection of books and...
Stock up on natural foods or hit its juice bar and vegetarian deli.
630 Main St · interesting places nearby
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park information
The walls here actually talk – they’re papered inside with 150-year-old donation ledgers from the once-thriving Chinese community, the immigrants who built Northern California’s infrastructure, a rich culture that has all but disappeared. It’s a surprise that the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California (and an exceptionally beautiful one at that), dating from 1874, is in Weaverville.
The blue-and-gold Taoist shrine contains an ornate altar , more than 3000 years old, which was brought here from China. The adjoining schoolhouse was the first to teach Chinese students in California. It's rare to see a Chinese temple with all of the ancient features so well preserved.