The Far North Travel Guide

The Far North Sights

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

  • 630 Main St. Map It
  • Weaverville
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Weaverville's main attraction is the Joss House, a Taoist temple built in 1874 and called Won Lim Miao ("the temple of the forest beneath the clouds") by Chinese miners. The oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California, it attracts worshippers from around the world. With its golden altar, antique weaponry, and carved wooden canopies, the Joss House is a piece of California history that can best be appreciated on a guided 30-minute tour.

Sight Information


630 Main St., at Oregon St., Weaverville, California, 96093, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Museum free; guided tour $4
  • Closed Mon.–Wed.

Published 07/06/2016


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