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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!


Historical Walking Tours are available through August 24, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00AM. Tours will also be available Labor Day weekend, August 30, 31 and September 1, departing at 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Tickets are $5 for adults and youth (5 years old and younger are free). Tickets may be purchased online, in person at the Sacramento History Museum, or over the phone by calling (916) 808-7059. 

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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