Old Sacramento

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Old Sacramento State Historic Park is located within the Old Sacramento Historic District of Sacramento, California. It is generally referred to as Old Sacramento, or Old Sac, and since the 1960s has been restored and developed as a significant tourist attraction. The Old Sacramento Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

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https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=497 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Sacramento_State_Historic_Park Old Sacramento State Historic Park is located within the Old Sacramento Historic District of Sacramento, California. It is generally referred to as Old Sacramento, or Old Sac, and since the 1960s has been restored and developed as a significant tourist attraction. The Old Sacramento Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.
California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park Our Mission The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. Sacramento’s historic role as the commercial center of the California Gold Rush and terminus for the Pony Express The California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park are continually improving accessibility. Lift assists provide access to raised viewing areas and some railroad cars. Due to historic doorway widths and steep stepwells, not all exhibits and attractions are accessible. Inquire at the Railroad Museum Ticket Counter for a­dditional services, including wheelchair use, at (916) 323-9280. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov California State Railroad Museum Corner of Second and I Streets Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 323-9280 www.californiarailroad.museum © 2005 California State Parks (Rev. 2017) and America’s first transcontinental railroad is preserved in Old Sacramento State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum. A LL ABOARD! Widely regarded as North America’s finest and most popular railroad museum, the California State Railroad Museum houses more than 20 restored locomotives and railroad cars, along with thousands of smaller artifacts and a variety of exhibits in its 100,000-squarefoot main exhibition facility. Museum Theater  — “Evidence of a Dream,” a 20-minute, award-winning documentary on the railroad’s importance in developing California and making America, is shown on the hour. MAIN EXHIBIT HALL 1 The Transcontinental Railroad — Linking California with the U.S. 2 Nation-Building — Railroads were an essential element to create a modern nation. 3 Railroad Work, Railroad Life  — Human effort and enterprise changed America. 4 Travel by Train — Passenger travel during railroading’s Golden Age 5 American Icons  — Historic locomotives from different eras and the golden “Lost Spike” 6 Small Wonders  — Toy trains, children’s activity area, and changing exhibits This park receives support from a nonprofit organization. For more information contact: California State Railroad Museum Foundation 111 - I St. • Sacramento, CA 95814 • (916) 445-5995 www.californiarailroad.museum Legend California State Railroad Museum FIRST LEVEL Accessible Feature Information Restrooms Stairway Roundhouse e tabl Turn Theaters (Entrance on Second Level) Elevator Elevator SECOND LEVEL Group Entrance Museum Store Museum Theater Ticket Ramp to Counter Theater MAIN ENTRANCE Theater Lobby FLOOR LAYOUT FIRST LEVEL THIRD LEVEL Children’s Play Area Toy Train Gallery THIRD LEVEL Become a Museum Member Enjoy such great benefits as free admission and free train rides. For more information or to join, visit the Ticket Counter or our website. Help Protect the Artifacts Smoking, food, drinks, and chewing gum are not allowed in the museum. Please do not touch or climb on exhibits. Elevator SECOND LEVEL Museum docents are always available to assist you. Photography Hand-held, noncommercial photography and video recordings are permitted. Tripods are not allowed in the museum. Commercial photography and filming should be arranged in advance. See back panel of brochure for accessibility information. OLD SACRAMENTO STATE HISTORIC PARK The California State Railroad Museum complex is located within Old Sacramento State Historic Park —  itself a portion of the Old Sacramento Historic District. News of the 1848 discovery of gold in nearby Coloma (site of Sutter’s Mill and today home to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park) traveled quickly around the world, drawing thousands of people to the Sierra Nevada foothills and kicking off the California Gold Rush. Originally part of the New Helvetia land grant of Captain John Sutter, Sacramento sits at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers. The commercial center of the California Gold Rush, it became a crossroads of transportation — connected by steamboats to San Francisco, by supply roads to mining regions, and to Folsom by the first railroad in the West. Despite floods, fires, and epidemics, Sacramento became California’s capital in 1854. The center of the commercial district gradually moved east, and the Sacramento riverfront became neglected. In the mid1960s, a redevelopment plan took shape. Today, with 53 historic commercial structures sited on 28 acres, Old Sacramento is a National Historic Landmark. California State Parks owns and operates a number of original and reconstructed buildings, mostly

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