OLD SACRA­MENTO

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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!

UN­DER­GROUND TOURS

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

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