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Old Sacramento Underground Tour

101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
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Tour, Yes. Underground, Not So Much

The tour begins at the Sacramento History Museum. (There is an additional fee to visit the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RJ748
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Grass Valley, California
Just OK

We went on the last tour of the day. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. He'd always ask if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
5150rocks
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Redwood City, California
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101 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour begins at the Sacramento History Museum. (There is an additional fee to visit the museum, over and above the cost of the Underground Tour tickets.) Tour guests are given a headset to wear so that they can hear the tour guide's narration. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the last tour of the day. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. He'd always ask if there were any questions, our group was pretty dull, no one asked much. It was a nice view of history in Old Sac, but it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starts out at the history museum and walks around old town Sacramento. Tells the story of how the city was raised above the flood level after a series of floods from 1850 to 1861. Walking is mostly on level ground. We entered the lower levels...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

The Old Sacramento Underground Tour is great. I'm a history buff so this tour really hit home for me. I thought I knew a lot about Sacramento, but I didn't prior to taking this tour. I do now and definitely got my money's worth. I...More

2  Thank jimdS142JJ
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

It was such a fun entertaining show, and we enjoyed learning the history of how the city was raised up several feet to prevent floods. The actors in period correct clothing were good, and the stories very interesting. We even thought we may have seen...More

2  Thank TJC2013
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

I took my mom on this tour for her birthday. I am a bit of a history buff and have a background in archaeology. The tour guide had a fake Irish accent, and was not very good. The tour underground was extremely brief, and basically...More

2  Thank DoriumLux
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

The underground tour started at the train museum. There were only 3 of us on this August afternoon during a heat wave, but for large groups you can put on earphones that they provide to hear the docent. The gentleman who provided our tour was...More

1  Thank Lizlizzie
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

The whole tour took about one hour. Informative docent, who knows his history of California and the old Sacramento. He encourages us to ask questions and there is a model of an old building being lifted. There is the Railroad Museum next block to the...More

1  Thank LiveItWell
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Tour guide was awesome. They bring the old town to life and make it well worth all the walking. I learned more about the history here from the guide then any museum we visited.

3  Thank Monique S
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We had our grand kids for the week-end and spent the day in old town Sacramento. Enjoyed the historical information given during the underground tour about how the town was raised and how the early citizens coped. Plus, it was really nice to be underground...More

1  Thank Karen A
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Thank you for your interest in the Underground Tour. Tours are not recommended for children 5 and under so your grandsons are at an age they should enjoy and understand most the tour. It's strongly advised that accompanying... More
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September 21, 2015|
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Thank you for your interest in the Underground Tours. Because of reduced demand, our tours operate Thursday through Sunday after Labor Day. Daily tours will resume on Memorial Day weekend in 2016. We're sorry we can't... More
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