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Celebrate Ten Years of Jacked Up Fun!

Join us for the next year, as we celebrate ten years of Underground Fun! Underground Tour guides and tour volunteers from the past ten years gathered on July 13, to celebrate 10 tour seasons. The Museum has paid off its loan from the city to build the Underground Tour, and now plans on new tours to celebrate Sacramento’s eye-popping history.

The Mayor (C.H. Swift, from 1860s Sacramento City) officially decreed hope that the city enjoys 150 more years of prosperity. Thousands of visitors have wandered through the city’s underground as guides, portraying figures from Sacramento’s Gold Rush past, tell the amazing story of the city’s survival against frightful odds.

Mayor Swift was there from the start, on the tour’s first official day, July 10, 2010. Except back then he was Ted, one of the original volunteers helping convey guests safely on the tour route.

Ted became a Tour Guide, and now spends his weekend mornings as the Mayor of Old Sacramento, the first friendly face you see in town, showing you around and letting you know about tour times.

Original guides Jane and Ted C. joined original guide Sarah to reminisce in the Underground spaces; some of the guides and volunteers, including original volunteer Nicholas, had not experienced some of the tour’s light and sound effects.

Miss Odessa, aka Jane, has led tours from the beginning and regales guests still today. She brought her family to reunite with guides.

Staci, the tour program’s original Tour Manager, reunited with guides and volunteers. Staci now works for the Center for Sacramento History, the city’s archives, as curatorial assistant.

 

Greg, who can claim to have led Museum tours even before the Underground Tours began, joined with one of the newest guides, Heather, and her mom, beneath the B.F. Hastings building.

Mayor Swift proclaimed the day official, while guides and volunteers sported cockades made especially for the occasion by Tour Coordinator Nicolette, along with the Education Department staff Susan and Zoey. Longtime Old Sacramento Living History volunteer Robin showed them how to make cockades. Nicolette threw the party for guides and volunteers, complete with cake and a sparkling cider toast. Interested in taking an Underground Tour? Click Here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Media Links

April 2017 – Unique things to do in Sacramento – TravelMag.com
October 2016 – Visit worth its weight in gold – Group Tour Western Magazine, p. 23
July 2016 – Top Places to Visit after a Relocation to Sacramento – Allied Van Lines
November 2015 – Visitors Step Back into Old Sacramento’s History in Gold Rush Tour – Sac Bee
July 2015 – Old Sacramento Tours Descend to History Underground – Sac Bee
July 2015 – Fox40 Sacramento Underground Tour Upgrades
July 2015 – July 4th History Lessons Will Include Croquet – Sac Bee
June 2015 – KCRA3 Old Sacramento’s Underground Tours Reveal Hidden Past
February 2015 – Get Your (free) Museum Fix This Weekend – Sacramento Press

Press Releases

 

 

January 2016 – History Museum to Debut New Exhibit
January 2016 – Sacramento History Museum participates in Annual Museum Day

July 2015 – “Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend!
April 2015 – Thursday Nights at the Museums
March 2015 – Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun
July 2014 – Sacramento Gold Rush Days Cancelled for 2014
May 2014 – Sacramento History Museum Participating in Blue Star Museums
May 2014 – Thursday Night at the Museums Extended Hours
April 2014 – Old Sacramento is Where it’s At over Easter Weekend
February 2014 – Old Sacramento Underground Season 5 Starts Soon
February 2014 -Train Rides and Underground Tours Resume April 5
June 2013 – Time Travel Weekends Resume in Old Sacramento
May 2013 – Free Admission To Military Personnel And Their Families This Summer
March 2013 – Old Sacramento Underground Tours Resume
March 2012 – New Season Debuts
October 2011 – Old Sacramento Ghost Tours Resume
March 2011 – Old Sacramento New Season Activities
September 2010 – Ghost Tours Return
June 2010 – Time Travel Weekends
April 2010 – HOSF Street Theatre and Old Sacramento Underground Tours Launch
April 2009 – Gold, Greed, and Speculation Exhibit

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