Old Sacramento and Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Although there was a settlement in the area of Sacramento before the gold-rush, it was really the gold rush that created the city. Old Sacramento runs along the Sacramento River, an area that was seen as a great commercial center for the new city in the mid 19th Century. However, floods proved to be a serious problem and the city was raised by adding earth to this low lying area.
Old Sacramento and Old Sacramento State Historic Park Map
Official site: oldsacramento.com/
Address: 1102 Second Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-3203, United States
Useful tips: At weekends, at 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m., guided walks through the old town are organized starting from the Central Pacific Passenger Depot.
Old Harbor District
Sacramento is carrying out a project to restore the old harbor district to what it looked like in days gone by. A start has been made on the east bank of Sacramento River, between I Street Bridge and Tower Bridge.Since 1989 "Delta King", the ship which used to ply between Sacramento and San Francisco from 1920 to 1941, has been laid up; it could hold 1,000 passengers and 2,000 tonnes of freight. In the Second World War it served as a hospital ship, and has now been converted to a floating hotel, with 44 single cabins, 12 restaurants, function rooms for a total of 200 people, as well as a museum and theater.
Map of Sacramento Attractions