Old City Cemetery: Paranormal Investigations

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New! Old City Cemetery Paranormal Investigations

Storied and stately, Sacramento’s Historic Old City Cemetery mirrors the city’s history, from its wild Gold Rush birth to today. Visitors often say the Cemetery is alive with energy. Find out for yourself – join our Old City Cemetery Paranormal Investigations!

Just like our Old Sac Paranormal Investigations, the Old City Cemetery Investigations provide you the investigation tools, tell you the tales, and give you room and time to explore what may otherwise remain unseen.

Each two-hour investigation focuses on a different historic section of the cemetery – marking not only well-known city founders but scores of ordinary citizens who shaped Sacramento. Their legacies remain – of heroism and industry and heartbreak.

  • Guests can use provided monitoring devices or bring their own handheld devices, and download paranormal phone apps for use on the investigation
  • Tickets are $50 per person
  • Each investigation comprises 15 guests
  • Parking is available to guests within the Cemetery main entrance off Broadway, about 100 yards west of the intersection of Broadway and Riverside Boulevard
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early

Investigation Site: Hamilton Square & Mortuary Chapel


Date: Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m.

Among a refreshing display of native plants lies a gold-seeking son of Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary … one of Nevada’s great silver barons … and many prominent early settlers. Some tell of seeing, around his monument, the railroad engineer who sacrificed himself to save passengers from watery doom. The stained-glassed chapel once held the cemetery’s archives dating to the Gold Rush.


Investigation Site: Center Run


Date: Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m.

Find the beloved and the damned in the Cemetery’s prominent perch: Victims of horrible murders, but also one of California’s first governors and titans of commerce … a storied Pony Express rider from Sacramento … and a Civil War general who died in a shipwreck off the frigid coast.