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Old Sacramento, Sacramento

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
A National Historic Landmark District known as "Old Sac," Old Sacramento showcases Victorian gold miner's architecture. The California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento History Museum, and the military museum are all located in this section of town. Walk through the streets for window-shopping and note the restored wagons. Many of the buildings, like the Eagle Theater, are open to the public. To visit Old Sacramento on your trip to Sacramento, use our Sacramento vacation route planner.
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  • Nowhere else in the world can you visit a world-class train museum, stand on the very spot where the first Pony Express rides and mail drops were performed and experience life on the river as it once ...  read more »
  • We spent one night in this small, boutique like hotel. Rooms are small but very comfortable. The rooms surround an interior courtyard where breakfast is served on the second floor. The location is per...  read more »
  • thank god for decent signage to the place. also their plenty of parking. best time to visit is from friday to sunday. i arrived mid-week and it wasnt very crowed. plenty things to do,but for me the be...  read more »
  • Imagine how the city looked many years ago but instead of reading plaques and squinting at fading photographs, you get to walk on the very same steps! You're living and breathing history when you take a stroll around Old Sacramento. [+] the sidewalk is made of wooden planks and the road is cobblestone [+] gorgeous refurbished old buildings [+] you can walk along the old train tracks [+] there's a life size example of how schools used to look like [+/-] there's street parking available (and parking meters) [-] be careful parking and opening your doors! the wooden sidewalks are elevated high off the road [-] every shop is pretty much a tourist trap, which kinda ruins the historic atmosphere of the place Still, it's worth it to visit at least once. Wouldn't you want to travel back in time just for a few hours?
  • I love visiting Old Town when I am in Sacramento. There are dozens of places to eat and shop along with great views of the river. You'll immediately notice the raised boardwalk sidewalks, there is really a fascinating story behind that. Like many "Old Towns" when a natural Disaster struck like fire of flood the town would simply build over the old one. Below your wooden sidewalk is the old street level several feet below. There are several places where the original street level is still visible. Many of the single story buildings you are looking at and walking into are really the second floor of the original building! Lots of History and a wonderful train museum I would recommend visiting if your into classic Locomotives. Something for everyone and a visit wont be regretted!
  • Old Sac is a lot of fun. The amount of stores are endless. You can see the original road and it is very cool thinking about the history. Endless food options too. Don't forget to get Saltwater taffy while you're down there. Mmmmm.
  • One of my favorite places to take the family and hang out, have dinner or desert. Go out on a hot night on the town at the many bars located in old Sacramento. You can also take a horse drawn cartridge ride from here if tiki like. There is so much entertainment here to list. A must see if you have not been yet!
  • It's really really fun. I enjoy old sac. Great food. Great shops. Beautiful and fun places to go and fun things to explore. Although some people are just rude and they don't know their manners. I'm only there to have fun. If they have something mean to say, then don't.
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