WALKING TOURS SPONSORED BY SACRAMENTO HERITAGE
Sacramento Heritage created self-guided walking tours with maps that allow locals
and visitors to Sacramento to enjoy the city's historical wonders at their own pace.
Sac Heritage Tour 1: Downtown - City Hall Area
The City Hall Area Walking Tour begins from Sacramento’s City Hall fronting the one
block square Cesar Chavez Plaza. The California State Capitol was to be located on
the plaza site, until plans were halted and the property returned to the City. The
square, known as City Plaza, was made the central feature of John Noland’s 1915
vision of a Civic Center, a formal park framed by City Hall, a post office, an
auditorium, art gallery, library, hotel, and offices. The City of Sacramento completed
two buildings in the master plan, City Hall and the Sacramento Library.
Sac Heritage Tour 2: J and K Street Commercial Corridor
The Commercial Corridor tour highlights some of the most important historic
buildings in Sacramento on J and K Streets, the central core of the city's formative
years. J Street was a major thoroughfare leading from the Sacramento River to 12th
Street, where routes continued east to the gold mine settlements of Hangtown
(Placerville) and Coloma, or turned north toward Auburn and Marysville. Because J
and K Streets were the most heavily-travelled, businesses were first constructed on
the city blocks lining these streets.
Sac Heritage Tour 3: State Capitol Area
The tour of the State Capitol Area highlights impressive State government buildings
and surrounding office buildings, hotels and apartment buildings which support the
active political and social sector of Sacramento. Originally, when the state
government moved into the Capitol building in 1874, Capitol Park was edged by
Victorian era homes. Over the 20th century buildings by Sacramento’s most beloved
architects were located here as the City and State government grew in size. These
structures of various architectural styles depict the layered development and aesthetic
of the City’s historic core.
State Capitol Area Brochure, including map
Note: The brochure is designed to be printed in 11" by 17" format, but can be printed in 8.5" by
11" format. If you wish to print the brochure in 11" by 17" format,The City Hall Area
printing, assembly and folding instructions. If you wish to print in 8.5" by 11" format,
select the 8.5" by 11" paper size in your browser's print menu.
WALKING TOURS SPONSORED BY SACRAMENTO COUNTY
Historical Society Tour 1:
Self Guided Walking Tour of Historic Buildings on K Street
SACRAMENTO OLD CITY CEMETERY WALKING TOUR
SACRAMENTO MODERN MIDTOWN COMMERCIAL TOUR
Sacramento Modern - Midtown Commercial Tour
SACRAMENTO BUNGALOW HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
In 1998, the Sacramento Bungalow Heritage Association published a walking tour of
several Midtown/East Sac neighborhoods. While this organization no longer exists,
this tour is a reminder of the important work the Association did.
OAK PARK WALKING TOUR
Sac State Professor Robin Datel prepared this tour featuring historical points of
interest in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood, one of Sacramento's first streetcar
BOULEVARD PARK WALKING TOUR
Produced in 1994 by the Historic Boulevard Park Committee, this tour features
homes and other features in one of Sacramento's most historic neighborhoods,
Boulevard Park. Once the location of the California State Fairgrounds, Boulevard
Park features an interesting and eclectic collection of Midtown Sacramento homes.
CURTIS PARK WALKING TOURS
1. Curtis Oaks Tour
2. South Curtis Oaks Tour
3. Saint Francis Oaks Tour
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