Couldn't resist having my picture taken with this cowboy! I though he was dressed up so that people would pay him for photos, but no. I did buy him a drink anyway, LOL! Just adds to the flavour of Old Sacramento.
Today, with 53 historic buildings, Old Sacramento probably has more buildings of historic value condensed into its 28 acres than any area of similar size in the west. Old Sacramento is a National Landmark and a portion is designated as a State Historic Park. Mostly held by private owners, with individual businesses leasing shops and offices, the area has flourished. It is once again a thriving commercial trade center.
The waterfront is enjoying a resurgence with a Public Market, new public docks, excursion cruises, a water taxi, a waterfront hotel and two new restaurants. Some of Sacramento's best restaurants are offered, as are its museums. Old Sacramento attracts over 5 million visitors annually. For locals, it is a favorite getaway and has been voted the best place for a first date. Old Sacramento proudly offers a full year-round event calendar and is home of one of the largest jazz festivals in the world.
Spend the day in Old Sacramento! You won't regret it!
Home to so many unique shops and resturaunts, you'll find it hard to say that you've done everything in one day. Highlights: The Delta King, the Railroad Museum, the Discovery Museum, Evangeline, Garden of Enchantment, Hemp In The Heartland, Antique Photographs, The Firehouse Resturaunt, California Fats (CA cuisine, top notch!), Scottish Castle, Steamer's Cafe and so many more!
This is a photo of what Sacramento looked like in 1860. Sacramento was chosen as the State of California Capital in 1854 and today has about 370 000 inhabitants. It's half way between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe at the Nevada border.
The Eagle Theatre is the oldest theatre in California. It was built in 1849 but was closed after a 3 month run due to the 1850 flood. It's a very small theatre that still holds occasional performances
Old Sacramento has a 'pioneer' feeling. It's not a movie set and you know that you are in a place where things actually happened.The Central Pacific Passenger station was the first California terminal for the transcontinental railroad. Next to it is the California State Railroad Museum which contains 21 restored locomotives and train cars. The history of American railroading is well depicted in the exhibits and film presentations.
Old Sacramento which includes the train museum is a must. They host a huge dixie land jazz festival evey year. Their are lots of great malls for shopping, the capital building tour and capital park are nice.
A must-see for any Sacramento visitor, this is the mother of all Sacramento attractions. Old Sacramento was the commercial center of the Western United States during the Gold Rush days of the late 1840s and early 1850s.
Today, frontier-styled shops, saloons, museums and boutiques abound in this National Register Landmark and state historic park. Have a bite to eat aboard the Delta King Riverboat, which has been transformed into a
hotel and restaurant, or be entertained as the gold-rushers were at the Eagle Theater, the first building west of the Mississippi built solely for entertainment. Loads of special events, and you can arrive in style in a horse-drawn carriage.
Relive the Gold Rush era at this 29-acre State Historic Park by the river in downtown Sac. where there's plenty of great things to do and see.
This is an old one-room school house located in Old Sacramento. It is now a museum and brings you back to the old days where children of all different ages were taught by only one teacher.
A lovely walk with little shops and museums along the boardwalk. The harbour is worth taking a stroll along...day or night...
Going for a walk to the Old Town, you may appreciate the historic rooth and have a travel on the time.