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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916 808-7059
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This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings...

This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.

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A Mixed Bag

Yes, the exteriors have been maintained but now house retail businesses rather than historic interiors. This is more of a shopping tour than a historical tour. However, it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, the exteriors have been maintained but now house retail businesses rather than historic interiors. This is more of a shopping tour than a historical tour. However, it is a free tour. The "sidewalks" are heavy wood planks so someone who is mobility impaired may have a harder time.

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Mesquite, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our daughter took us to Sacramento for the day, she had been several times since her boyfriend is from here. We found it to be very quaint and really enjoyed walking on the boardwalk and looking in the shops, lots of handmade items for sale. We made our way through the town, taking in the sights of yesteryear and really... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place! If you are a tourist it is a must. Cute bars and restaurants, but not much shopping. Lots of candy stores. They have done a good job with rehabbing the town. It was fun and I would definitely recommend.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of places to see, shop and eat. Very cute area. Wear comfy shoes and go to the train museum....

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We lived walking around old sac it was cute and fun lots of sweet shops more sweets than willy wonka but was nice we lived fanny Anne's bar the service was friendly we played pin ball it was great

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Dublin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to a wedding here-it was fabulous- old town Sac is great but it is pretty touristy. Still, it's really cool and the river is awesome. The River City Cafe is still the best place to eat here!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We crossed under the highway via the tunnel and were greeted by an unexpected preservation of the wild west life, but in the middle of Sacramento. To see cars speeding by on the freeway while walking the boardwalks of the old town was somewhat surreal. For a family, for people very much into this time period, or for those who... More 

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South Central Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here two nights and also had dessert with friends. After 6:00 PM there weren't many stores open, so our shopping was limited to one of the few tourist trinket shops we found. You could easily spend the day here by visiting the California Railroad Museum on the north part of town and poking around the rest of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Sacramento is a great view of the past, preserved for today. There are several things to do at Old Town, Train Museum, River walk, Old Town carriages. Its a great place to bring kids to let them see what the world was like before cellphones and video games.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good historical preservation of years past. Located adjacent the Sacramento River. Many shops and eateries!

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