Old Sacramento, California Museums  
 

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Sacramento, Calif.--Chosen "most romantic place for a first date" by locals, Old Sacramento is a National Registered Landmark  situated along the river in downtown "Sac".  You can ride a horse drawn carriage, buy your sweetheart an old fashioned ice cream treat, dine and enjoy hand crafted beers from a micro brewery, shop for souvenirs and feel the gold rush through your veins as you tour the various haunts where miners once ate, drank and slept.

 

California Museums

Attracting over 5 million visitors annually, old Sacramento provides at least a day's worth of browsing with its mother lode of museums and things to do. Something's always going on in Old Sacramento, which has become a gathering spot for special events such as one of the most popular jazz festivals in the United States, held each year in Old Sacramento (check Calendar link at bottom of page). Winters in Sacramento can be cool and summers warm so be prepared with light clothing for those summer days and jackets for the winter months. 

If you've come to do business at the State Capitol or are in town for a convention, be sure to allow yourself at least an hour or two to break away and visit Old Sacramento. You'll find the experience enriching and you'll take home more than a souvenir from your Sacramento tour.

 

MUSEUMS

California Military  Museum 1115 Second Street (916) 442-2883  An interpretive museum with  authentic clothing, equipment and stories from our nation's rich military past.

 

California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, The - Sacramento, California This museum has changed its name several times. It's space is ideal for special events and functions.  The museum charges a small fee for admission. See the museum website for hours. California Museum For History, Women and the Arts, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814  californiamuseum.org

 

 

railroad museumCalifornia State Railroad Museum 111 I Street (916) 445-6645   The largest interpretive railroad museum in the nation with exhibits and activities for the whole family. See beautifully restored  locomotives and cars from the 1860s to the 1960s.

 

Crocker Art Museum  Third and O Street  (916) 264-5423  Featuring Victorian architecture, Early California  painting collections, Old Master drawings and colorful contemporary California art.

 

discovery museumDiscovery Museum 101 I Street  (916) 264-7057   A public service, educational institution established to foster the wonder and curiosity in us all.  Explore, experience and examine.  Learning has never been more fun.

 

Schoolhouse Museum  Front and L Street  (916) 483-8818  An authentic one-room  schoolhouse.

 

Spectacular Russian Dinosaur Exhibition 1126 Second Street 888-264-8763  World's largest, authentic, traveling dinosaur exhibition, including the 20 foot Saurolophus and the 16 foot Tyrannosaurus. Open to the public. Call to schedule groups.

 

 

sutters fortSutter's Fort  2710 L Street (916) 445-4422  Sacramento's earliest settlement was founded in 1839. Self guided audio tours are available. A gem in the heart of the city of Sacramento, this fort offers an interesting tour and information about the formation of the region. A great gift shop offers CDs and other items that are unique.

 

 

towe auto museumTowe Ford Museum  2200 Front Street (916) 442-6802  Featuring exhibits of the American Automobile. A huge hangar filled with cars, buggies, machines and a variety of collectible items dating around the turn of the 20th century, the tour guides hold a passion for the museum and its contents, and are willing to share information and anecdotes.

 

 

Wells Fargo Museum  Corner of Second and J Streets (916) 440-4263   Stagecoaches, gold, mining, business, commerce are all colorfully interpreted for visitors. ATM, W.A.

 

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