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THE GOOD OLD DAYS

This 28-acre historic landmark is overflowing with things to see and do. From horse drawn carriages to river boats and railroad excursions, Old Sacramento is like a preserved slice of history. Whether you come to enjoy an ice cream on the boardwalk or browse the locally-owned boutiques, there’s a little something for everyone along the quaint paths of Old Sacramento.

SHOPS

There are dozens of mom-and-pop shops scattered across Old Sacramento. Each store is like walking into a time capsule from a different era. Antique and collectable stores sell records, vintage coats and jewelry; old timey confectionary shops serve delightfully nostalgic treats; and trendy accessory and apparel retailers appeal to modern tastes. 

BUILDINGS

The buildings of Old Sacramento harken back to the city’s Gold Rush era, with wooden sidewalks and plenty of historic buildings that have since been transformed into museums. The California State Railroad Museum depicts the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Eagle Theater was the first permanent theater to be built in the state of California.

RAILROADS

All aboard the California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad. Offering train rides to the public, you’ll get to observe the gorgeous California landscape from the window of a vintage locomotive— one of the country’s earliest technological feats. In the winter, the excursion gets renamed The Polar Express, taking riders on a magical journey to visit the North Pole. Hot chocolate is included.