Central Valley Visitor Information

Old Sacramento

Experience a one of a kind visit to Old Sacramento. The unique 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park is located along the beautiful Sacramento River. Bustling with activity, the district is alive with shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions and world-renowned museums set within the time of the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad.

Whether you have a lunch hour or a long weekend, Old Sacramento has plenty of historical landmarks, museums and entertainment options to pique your interest.

Landmarks include: Atlantis Park, Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, Riverfront Promenade, Huntington & Hopkins Hardware Store, Waterfront Park, Theodore Judah Monument.

Museums include: California State Military Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento History Museuam, Schoolhouse Museum, Old Sacramento Wells Fargo History Museum.

Theaters include: Delta King Theater, Eagle Theatre, and Suspects Dinner Theatre.

Each Labor Day weekend Old Sacramento hosts “Gold Rush” Days, Sacramento’s heritage celebration. Costumed re-enactors, Wild West gun fights, musicians playing period instruments, and many aspects of life during the Gold Rush will be highlighted during the four-day event.

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Top Attractions in the Central Valley Area

Bakersfield Music Theatre
Bidwell Park & Bidwell Mansion
Boomers, Modesto
Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, Bakersfield
Buttonwillow Raceway Park
California Living Museum
California State Capitol & Museum
California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Explorit Science Center
Fairytale Town
Feather River Fish Hatchery, Oroville
Folsom Premium Outlets
Forestiere Underground Gardens, Fresno
National Yo Yo Museum, Chico
Old Sacramento
Oroville Dam & Lake, Oroville
Sacramento Zoo
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
Sierra Nevada Brewing Tour
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

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