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Historical Walking Tours

Please note that all walking tours typically last one hour in length.

Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy

Using original and reconstructed Gold Rush era buildings as a backdrop, a historically attired guide describes Sacramento City as it was in the 19th Century on this walking tour. From miners to merchants, politicians, pony express riders, and employees of the transcontinental railroad, Sacramento City: California's Gold Rush Legacy has it all!

Old Sacramento Architectural Tour: From Canvas to Brick

From Canvas to Brick, traces the architectural history of Sacramento through the floods, fires, Gold Rush, coming of the capital, and 1960s redevelopment. Grab your cameras, join a tour group, and watch as Sacramento transforms from a waterlogged tent city to a series of sturdy brick buildings.


Old Sacramento walking tours will be available in the summer of 2014. Please check back for more information.

Private Themed Tours:

Private tours and school tours can be scheduled year round on weekdays, weekends, and evenings with a minimum of 8 people per tour. To schedule a private tour please call (916) 808-4980 or e-mail

Special themed tours can be arranged for a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Medicine
  • Waterfront/Sacramento River History
  • Political History in Old Sacramento
  • 1960s Redevelopment
  • Disaster and Recovery- brick buildings and raising the streets



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