With the return of long days and warm weather, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation has extended its schedule of tours into the cool regions of Underground Sacramento.
These hour-long, docent-led excursions celebrate the 19th century street-raising effort that protected the old city from floods and produced the excavated foundations and enclosed pathways we have today.
Guests should be ready to walk in spaces with uneven surfaces and low ceilings. The tours are popular, so advanced ticket purchases are recommended.
What: Old Sacramento Underground Tours - Expanded Summer Schedule
Where: Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street in Old Sacramento
When: Continuing thru November. June 1 - 17 -- tours offered Thursdays through Sundays, departing every half hour 10:30 to 3 p.m. June 18 - Sept. 3 -- tours offered seven days a week, departing at 11, 12:30 and 2 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and every half hour from 10:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Expanded tour schedule available over Labor Day weekend.
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for HOSF members; $10 for children
For more info: 916-808-7059 or website
PHOTO CREDIT: Benjamin Ismail as William "Mac" Gwin gives a tour of the B.F. Hastings building basement, a historically significant building in Old Sacramento. 2010 Sacramento Bee photograph by Michael Allen Jones