The Shasta Cascade region of California is located in the northeastern and north-central sections of the state bordering Oregon and Nevada, including far northern parts of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The area is centered on Mount Shasta in the California Cascade Range, near the Trinity Alps. Counties included in the Shasta Cascade region include Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity.

This is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Museums

NameTown/CityCountyTypeSummary
Bangor ChurchBangorButteLocal historyOperated by the Butte County Historical Society
Bidwell Mansion State Historic ParkChicoButteHistoric house26-room Victorian mansion
Big Valley MuseumBieberLassenLocal history 
Bolt's Antique Tool MuseumOrovilleButteCommodity, hundreds of hand tools
Butte County Historical Society MuseumOrovilleButteLocal history 
Butte County Pioneer History MuseumOrovilleButteLocal history, includes household and decorative items, tools, furnishings, quilts, photos, Native American and Chinese artifacts
Butte Valley MuseumDorrisSiskiyouLocal historyOperated by the Butte Valley Museum & Historical Society
C.F. Lott HomeOrovilleButteHistoric house, Victorian cottage with decorative arts typical of Oroville's pioneer families
Cherokee MuseumCherokeeButteOpen air 
Chester-Lake Almanor MuseumChesterPlumasLocal history 
Chico Air MuseumChicoButteAviation, historic aircraft and local aviation history artifacts
Chico Creek Nature CenterChicoButteNatural historyArea natural history, live animals, located in Bidwell Park
Chico MuseumChicoButteLocal history, Chico and Butte County history, includes Chinese Taoist Temple, Chico timeline
Collins Pine MuseumChesterPlumasIndustry, area lumbering and forestry industry
Colman MuseumChicoButteLocal history, includes Civil War memorabilia, gold mining equipment, Maidu artifacts, tools, clothing, cooking utensils, school items, Chinese artifacts
Corning MuseumCorningTehamaLocal history 
Dunsmuir MuseumDunsmuirSiskiyouLocal historyOperated by the Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society, local and railroad history
Etna MuseumEtnaSiskiyouLocal history, operated by the Native Daughters of the Golden West
Fort Crook MuseumFall River MillsShastaOpen air, , operated by the Fort Crook Historical Society
Fort Jones MuseumFort JonesSiskiyouLocal history, exhibits of area's inhabitants, including Native Americans, fur trappers, gold miners, pioneers, cowboys and soldiers
Frank C. Reilly MuseumLa PortePlumasLocal historyArea gold mining and ski racing history
Gateway Science MuseumChicoButteMultiple, part of California State University, Chico, science and natural history
Gaumer's Jewelry & MuseumRed BluffTehamaNatural history, minerals and mining museum inside the jewelry store
Gold Nugget MuseumParadiseButteOpen air, includes Maidu Indian artifacts, a blacksmith shop, gold sluices and a miner's cabin, a schoolhouse and a covered bridge
Gold Trade r Flat & Yuba-Feather Historical MuseumForbestownButteOpen airLife-size replica 1870s-period mining town adjacent to the Yuba-Feather Historical Museum with exhibits of Maidu artifacts, pioneers, mining, Chinese workers
Gray Lodge Wildlife AreaGridleyButteNatural history, 9,100-acre (37 km2) protected wildlife viewing park with natural history museum, trails, wildlife observation hides
Greenville Cy Hall Memorial MuseumGreenvillePlumasLocal history 
Gridley MuseumGridleyButteLocal history, early families, farming, businesses
Heritage Junction MuseumMcCloudSiskiyouLocal history 
Indian Valley MuseumTaylorsvillePlumasLocal history, Maidu artifacts, pioneer items, gems and minerals, exhibits of early logging, farming, blacksmithing tools and equipment
Jake Jackson Memorial MuseumWeavervilleTrinityLocal history, firearms, mining, farming and ranching, transportation, Native Americans and local Chinese history, operated by the Trinity County Historical Society
Janet Turner Print MuseumChicoButteArt, part of California State University, Chico, fine art prints spanning six centuries
Jim Beckwourth MuseumPortolaPlumasBiographicalLife of African American pioneer James Beckwourth
Kelly-Griggs House MuseumRed BluffTehamaHistoric house, Victorian period house
Klamath National Forest Interpretive MuseumYrekaSiskiyouNatural historyLocated at the Supervisor's Office of the Klamath National Forest
Lassen Historical MuseumSusanvilleLassenLocal historyIncludes Roop's Fort, operated by the Lassen County Historical Society
Lassen Volcanic National ParkShastaShastaNatural historyKohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center has interpretive exhibits and displays about the park, located
Loomis MuseumShastaShastaNatural historyLocated at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Manton MuseumMantonTehamaLocal history 
Military Museum of Butte CountyOrovilleButteMilitary, 20th-century military history, art, weapons, vehicles and memorabilia
Modoc County Historical MuseumAlturasModocLocal historyIncludes Native American and pioneer artifacts, household and business items
Mt. Shasta Sisson MuseumMount ShastaSiskiyouLocal history, includes exhibits on caving, sport angling, minerals, mountaineering, railroad and local history; located on the grounds of the fish hatchery
National Yo-Yo MuseumChicoButteSports, world's largest display of yo-yos, hosts annual national contest
Oregon City SchoolOregon CityButteEducationHistoric school, operated by the Butte County Historical Society
Oroville Chinese TempleOrovilleButteEthnic1863 temple complex with rooms for Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, tapestries, art, folk art, puppets and gardens
Paradise Depot MuseumParadiseButteIndustry, railroad and logging museum
Patrick Ranch MuseumDurhamButteAgriculture, 19th-century ranch house with public farm and ranching activities
Plumas County MuseumQuincyPlumasLocal history, , exhibits include Maidu baskets, railroad, gold mining and timber industries, art, dolls, natural history and Chinese influence collections
Plumas-Eureka State ParkBlairsdenPlumasMiningGold mining buildings
Scott MuseumTrinity CenterTrinityLocal historyIncludes Native American artifacts, models of transportation
Shasta State Historic ParkShastaShastaOpen airHistoric ghost town, courthouse museum with local history exhibits
Siskiyou Arts MuseumDunsmuirSiskiyouArt, works of noted regional and national artists
Siskiyou County MuseumYrekaSiskiyouLocal historyOperated by the Siskiyou County Historical Society, exhibits include Native Americans, trappers, gold mining, Chinese, pioneers, timber, weapons, period rooms.[2]
Stansbury HouseChicoButteHistoric house, Victorian period house
Stirling City MuseumStirling CityButteLocal history, operated by the Stirling City Historical Society
Susanville Railroad DepotSusanvilleLassenLocal historyOperated by the Lassen Land & Trails Trust, area railroad, logging and local history
Tehama County MuseumTehamaTehamaNatural history 
Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Museum of Local HistoryTulelakeSiskiyouLocal history, , located at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds
Turtle Bay Exploration ParkReddingShastaMultipleBotanical garden, museum with exhibits about local natural history, cultural history, science and art
Valene L. Smith Museum of AnthropologyChicoButteAnthropology, part of California State University, Chico
Weaverville Joss House State Historic ParkWeavervilleTrinityReligious1874 Taoist temple and Chinese artifacts
Weed Historic Lumber Town MuseumWeedSiskiyouLocal history, household artifacts, tools, antique transportation and machines
Western Pacific Railroad MuseumPortolaPlumasRailroadOver 35 locomotives and 80 railroad cars
William B. Ide Adobe State Historic ParkRed BluffTehamaHistoric houseMid 19th century adobe house, replica blacksmith shop and ranch outbuildings
Williams House MuseumPortolaPlumasLocal history1931 log home, exhibits on local family history, area lumber, mining and railroad industries

Defunct museums

  • South Shasta Model Railroad, Gerber