To those who've missed Old Sacramento's popular underground tours this season: fear not. The chance to see these important historic sites extends through mid-December.
The 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 continue through mid-December
Where: Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street in Old Sacramento
When: Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. November Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., 12, 12:30, 1:30, 2 and 3 p.m. Extended schedule will also be offered Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23, 24 & 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. departing every half hour. Dec. 8-9 and 15-16 at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m.
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