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Old Sacramento, born again as the place to begin Sacramento exploration!

Western Pacific locomotive 913 prepares for a departure from the California Railroad Museum.

Members of the Sacramento History Society take to the Old Sacramento streets. Old buggy takes visitors past the California Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. The Delta King Hotel and Pilothouse Restaurant offers lodging, dining and a floating museum on the Old Sacramento waterfront. The zenith of American auto’s tailfins is celebrated with this ’59 Cadillac [...]

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California Railroad Museum provides unique anchor to Old Sacramento

The Governor Stanford locomotive was the first for the Central Pacific; built in Philadelphia, shipped around Cape Horn and entered service in Sacramento in 1863.

The California Railroad Museum anchors the north end of Old Sacramento in our state capital. It’s one of the top railroad museums in the country, and celebrates the railroads’ huge impacts on California’s state-hood, Gold Rush and subsequent growth boom. Before gold was discovered in 1848 in the tail race of Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California [...]

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Sacramento; touring our Capital City, Old Sacramento and downtown

New entertainment and sports complex, future home to Sacramento Kings, is under construction on K Street, due to open in October, 2016.

  The State of California Capital is always a fun visit for both young and old! The light rail line, run by the Regional Transit District, runs through downtown Sacramento. A trolley to connect West Sacramento to Midtown is in the plan stages. The old Governor’s Mansion is open daily for tours, located on north [...]

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Old Sacramento: Built by the Gold Rush…where what’s old is new again!

The Delta King Riverboat is now a floating hotel, restaurant and theater (and, museum) on the Old Sacramento waterfront!  It was built in Stockton and began Delta service in 1927.

Joe’s Crab Shack and the Rio City Cafe on the Sacramento riverfront (with historic Tower Bridge in distance) are favorite restaurants in Old Sacramento! Southern Pacific Locomotive 6051 takes visitors on tours along the Sacramento River in open-air rail cars; kids love these trips! View of 2nd Street in Old Sac indicates how bicycle-friendly these old streets [...]

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