OLD SACRAMENTO HISTORY
Historic Old Sacramento dates back to 1848 when the discovery of gold attracted prospectors and entrepreneurs in search of adventure and riches on the riverfront. Old Sacramento was the last stop on the Pony Express route, the terminus of the transcontinental railroad and housed the original California Supreme Court Chambers. Today, the area’s history is a rich backdrop for exploring all that Old Sacramento has to offer, from dining and shopping to entertainment and culture. Encompassing 28 accessible acres and home to 53 historic buildings, Old Sacramento is the perfect place to explore hidden alleyway gems and underground secrets. Locals and tourists alike are sure to find fun and adventure in Sacramento’s most historic district!
The entertaining and history-rich “Old Sacramento Underground” tours provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the massive and dramatic undertaking that took place when the streets were painstakingly raised in the 1860s through the 1870s to protect the city from devastating flooding. Underground tour visitors will have the opportunity to view disappearing windows and doors, dipping alleyways, exposed retaining walls, walk into underground hollow sidewalks and tour historic buildings all while being entertained and educated by tour guides and docents who portray characters true to the period. For tickets or more information please contact 916.808.7059 or www.sachistorymuseum.org