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Above-Ground Walking Tours Now Available in Old Sac!

Check out and learn about architecture in Old Sacramento!

Above or below?  That is the question.

In addition to the popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program already underway for the season, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is adding to the fun with intriguing “above ground” walking tours as well.   On weekends beginning in May and continuing through August, two informative walking tours will be offered that include the following:  Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Tour and From Canvas to Brick: Old Sacramento Architectural Tour. 

For the Gold Rush Legacy Tours, docents in historically appropriate attire take guests on a journey back to the 1850s using original and reconstructed Gold Rush-era buildings as a compelling backdrop to describe what the town was like during that fascinating period in California’s history.

For the Old Sacramento Architectural Tours, guests are guided through Old Sacramento to see how the architecture of the buildings silently but assuredly reflects the compelling history of how Sacramento was transformed from a water-logged tent city — with floods, fires and the Gold Rush along the way — to a firmly established city and the state’s capital.

Beginning on May 1 and continuing all month, there is one above ground walking tour available each day starting at 11 a.m.  On Saturday, the Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Tour is offered and on Sunday the From Canvas to Brick: Old Sacramento Architectural Tour is offered. Then, beginning in June and continuing through August, two tours are available each day and are scheduled as follows:  Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Tour at 11 a.m. then the From Canvas to Brick: Old Sacramento Architectural Tour at 12:30 p.m.

All Old Sacramento walking tours last approximately one hour in length and guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces.  Walking tours begin and end at the Sacramento History Museum located at 101 I Street in Old Sacramento.   Above ground walking tours can be purchased in advance at www.historicoldsac.org or in person the day of the walking tour (if space is available). 

The above ground and underground tour programs are coordinated by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) and in partnership with the City of Sacramento, California State Parks, Old Sacramento Business Association and participating merchants and businesses. 

Note:  Traci Rockefeller Cusack represents a number of businesses and organizations in the greater Sacramento area including the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation.

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Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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