The mother lode of Sacramento history
Explore Sacramento’s Gold Rush-era glory days in Old Sacramento. Located just three blocks from Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, this eight-block National Historic Landmark District is home to 53 historic buildings and a multitude of museums that celebrate Sacramento’s pioneering heritage. Seek out souvenirs at the more than 100 shops, enjoy a leisurely repast at one of the many restaurants and catch live music and comedy to cap off your evening.
- Shout “All Aboard” at The California Railroad Museum, North America’s most-visited railway museum
- Shift into high gear at the California Automobile Museum, which showcases more than 150 vehicles from 1885 to 2011
- Go beyond the Gold Rush and delve into other fascinating aspects of the capital’s storied past at the Sacramento History Museum
- Join the crowd for fun annual Old Sacramento events such as the Sacramento Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend and Gold Rush Day over Labor Day Weekend