Hiding beneath Sacramento’s sidewalks is a network of underground walkways and spaces created when the city raised its streets to prevent flooding in the 1860s.
This hour-long seasonal tour, offered by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, takes you into the underground, revealing the once-first-floor doorways and windows that now lead into basements, brick retaining walls protecting buildings from the elevated roadways, and secret spaces once used for tiny underground shops.
The November and December 2013 tour schedule is:
Thursday & Friday: 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm
Stay at the beautiful Sacramento Hostel, a restored Victorian mansion 10 blocks from Old Sacramento.