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Old Sacramento

1002 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
+1 916-445-7387
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This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“candy stores” (100 reviews)
“the river” (347 reviews)
“railroad museum” (287 reviews)
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1002 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
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+1 916-445-7387
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"the river"
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"railroad museum"
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"delta king"
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"lots of shops"
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"cobblestone streets"
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"wooden sidewalks"
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"tourist shops"
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"unique shops"
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"horse drawn"
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"wells fargo museum"
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"salt water taffy"
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"gold rush days"
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Old Sac, as the locals call it, is an interesting blend. It has some excellent museums, some very good restaurants, some fun retail, some horrid tourist traps, and everything in between. The Railroad Museum and the Historical Museum are both easily covered in a day...More

Thank mrdduck
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Old town has shops, restaurants, trains, special events. The Jazz Festival is held there every year. The Delta King Hotel sits in the water and you can stay there or just eat a meal or go on a cruise.

Thank bandmom-7
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Old Sacramento has so much history and an exciting looking area but fails in promoting it to what it could be. In this riverfront area, there are some nice resturants and businesses but over has a very seedy feeling in general. If this area was...More

Thank Warm-Water_Sailor
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

River view is great. Lot's of history. Prices of merchants are fair.

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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Nice stroll from State Capitol through downtown plaza mall and a walkway under I5 to "Old Sac" with lots of historic houses, shops, bars, museums and restaurant alongside the river. When parking there at a meter make sure to be back on time since they...More

Thank FrankS7
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Great for a couple of hours or more. If you're driving by and like old places this is a good one. Architecture, restaurants, river views, Railroad Museum, K Street mall access. Love the unique shops. My kids always love coming here.

Thank HaveSuitcaseWillTrav
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

I would have spent more time walking if I had worn proper foot wear. I never made it into a museum, but there were so many shops to see. Olive Mix was so fun to taste the fused olive oils and balsamics. Visions of Eden...More

Thank Sylvia O
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Restored buildings from the earliest days of Sacramento, horse-drawn carriages, candy shops, all kinds of shops. Special events at holidays, and fireworks at New Year's.

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Old Sacramento is a must see on your visit. Scalet family Jewelry has some of the most beautiful diamonds and original designs I have ever seen. Evangeline’s is a wonder of crazy stuff! It's fun to see the Delta boats and the trains too!

Thank MMMTIGER
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Good but now has alot of nic/knack type shopping and alot of candy and Ice cream shops. Beside the buildings being 'historical' it lacks alot.

Thank clalves
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Karla L
26 May 2018|
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
I like Firehouse for the seafood, but I guess it depends on what style you want. For a good pub-burger go to O’Malleys Irish pub.
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Phebe Marie O
8 July 2017|
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Response from nascarbilly | Reviewed this property |
Generally speaking, most of the gift shop, novelty store type places open between 10am and 11am. Per the Old Sacramento Shops website, there are over 100 shops in Old Town Sacramento. The current list contains the contact... More
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Phebe Marie O
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they open around 10 am.
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