Spring Break on a Tank: Exploring Old Sacramento Underground

Located in Old Sacramento, there is an experience that will take you underneath the city and even, a step back in time. From now until the end of the year, the Sacramento History Museum is offering tours that explain how the city lifted itself up out of the flood waters over 150 years ago.

On these tours of perhaps the capital’s best-kept secret, visitors explore hollowed sidewalks, sloped alleyways and excavated areas. As you continue the underground tour, the colorful and informative tour guides tell the stories of how dedication and grit helped the citizens of Old Sacramento to raise the city!

The tour offers several visual exhibits that help people understand the history of the city including an interactive demonstration of how workers used jacks to raise the buildings from flood water. Guests can also see a visual that explains the changing water patterns and how the lifting process was so sufficient.

There are six tours offered throughout the day, 11 a.m., noon, 12:30, 1:30, 2 and 3 p.m. Even private tours of up to 20 people are offered.

These tours are about an hour long and cost $15 for adults, $10 for kids 6-17 and children under the age of 5 are free. If you would like to take the journey through a step back in time under Old Sacramento, visit their website or call 916-808-7059. 

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