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Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento

922 2nd Street, Sacramento, California

The Basics

Visitors to Old Sacramento explore dozens of attractions, including the California State Railroad Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento History Museum, and the Pony Express Monument. Activities include horse and carriage rides and the Suspects Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre aboard the Delta King Riverboat, which has been converted into a hotel. This area also offers plenty of saloons, restaurants, and shops. A selection of tours are run by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation.

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Rock the Yacht Cocktail Cruise Sacramento 21+
Rock the Yacht Cocktail Cruise Sacramento 21+
$33.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Birthday bash rolling down the river!
I celebrated my birthday in style with my BFFs on the booze cruise. Great music fun time rolling down the river with family friends and fantastic people ! Definitely do this again!
Christina_D, May 2023

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Old Sacramento is ideal for families and history buffs.

  • The visitors’ center on 2nd Street offers information about Old Sacramento and the greater region.

  • The district spans 8 blocks, so wear comfortable shoes.

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How to Get There

Old Sacramento is located right off Interstate 5 (take the J Street exit) and a couple of blocks from the Sacramento Valley Amtrak station. It’s easily accessible for visitors arriving by train or by car. The Sacramento River Bike Trail runs along the waterfront.

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When to Get There

Old Sacramento’s shops are generally open from late morning to early evening. Most eateries offer lunch and dinner, and several stay open until late. The area’s signature event, Gold Rush Days, takes place on Labor Day weekend (early September). Other events include ghost tours during the days leading up to Halloween and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season.

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California State Capitol Museum

After exploring Old Sacramento, head 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) southeast to the California State Capitol Museum for additional insight into California’s heritage. Artwork, historical items, and memorials are on display in the 19th-century building and its tree-filled Capitol Park.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What else should I know about attractions in Sacramento?
As well as visiting the Old Sacramento, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: