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Call to schedule your 2018 tours at (530) 538-2401.

The City of Oroville

is seeking volunteers

to serve as Docents

in the city museums


The Docent Association Program began in 1984.  The City of Oroville Museum Docents have many responsibilities included in staffing the various museums.  They act as tour-guides and interact with visitors to ensure that they have a memorable experience. They collect admission fees, staff the gifts shops, archive artifacts, update records, and assist with special projects. Docents are asked to work two periods of 4 hours each per month ... but may work more if desired.

Docents truly are AMBASSADORS to all who visit the City museums. They are also the life blood of making the museums work!


For more information please call (530) 538-2508

Applications can be found at City Hall,1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville, CA 95965

Or online at


Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday Noon to 4:00 • Closed Holidays and December 2nd through February 28th


  • $3 Adults ($2.50/each for AAA members or groups of 15 or more)
  • Children Under 12 Free
  • Group/classroom tours by prior arrangement. Please call 530-538-2401



Built in 1863 to serve the largest community of Chinese north of Sacramento, this temple of treasures is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also as a California Landmark. It was first opened to visitors during California's 1949 Centennial. Although it is now a museum, it is still an active temple and used occasionally for worship.

The main temple is unique in that it serves many eastern religions as “The Temple of Many deities (Liet Sheng Kong). As the area prospered, separate temples for Confucianism and Buddhism were added. In 1968, Tapestry Hall was built to display the extensive collection of embroidered tapestries, parade parasols, and other objects of beauty. A priceless collection of Chinese and American costumes is arranged to contrast the two cultures representing the decades from 1850 to 1930. In 2008, the Fong Lee Company Building was built to display artifacts from the medicinal herb sales and gold purchasing shop of the Chan family.

Within the temple compound is a garden with plantings originating in China, featuring a Lace Bark Pine tree, and bamboo planted in the 1860s. The fish pond has lily pads that bloom during the summer, and the Pomelo tree fruit is usually ripe during the Chinese New Year.


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