Museums & Historical Sites
Sutter Fort Historic Park
Within a 5 minute walk from the Inn, Sutter Fort is where Sacramento once began. Established in 1839 by the Swiss Immigrant John Sutter, it was then a flourishing agricultural area and host to many of the first immigrants to California. Unfortunately, his land and properties got overrun by the early gold diggers of the 1850 and the Fort is all that remains from the old glory. A great place to take a self guided tour and learn about the history of Sacramento and the Gold Rush Days. Visit the Sutter Fort Historic Park web site.
Leland Stanford Mansion
After 14 years and $22M in restoration, the mansion is now open to the public. Join one of the guided tours, which are conducted between 10 am - 4 pm. Well worth a visit if you like interior design of the late 1800's and are interested to find out how the "Movers and Shakers" at that time were living the high life. Visit the Leland Stanford Mansion web site.
The California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento is the world-class tribute to the role of the "iron horse" in connecting California to the rest of the nation. The museum features 21 lavishly restored locomotives and cars, some dating back to 1862. There is a full-scale diorama of an 1860s construction site high in the Sierra Nevada as well as a bridge elevated 24 feet above the museum floor. Visit the Railroad Museum web site.
Crocker Art Museum
With over 15 different exhibits and a large permanent collection Crocker Art is one of the most important museums in California. Take advantage of the Free Sunday Morning admission and make sure to check their website for the current exhibits and events. Visit the Crocker Art Museum web site.