|1930s era photo show passages under sidewalk|
I bought the tickets online. While I could have purchased them at the door, they often sell out early on the weekends and I wanted to guarantee our spots on the tour. I found the cost a bit high. $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-17. When you buy them online you are charged a "convenience fee" of $2.25 for each ticket. A family of four will pay $59.00 for a 55 minute tour. The price did not include admission to the museum, which is $3.00 each. New total price $71.00. The museum is a worthwhile add-on. We only had a half hour to check out the place before it closed, 45 to 60 minutes would have been better. You must also include the cost of parking, which will run another five to ten bucks depending on how long you spend in Old Town. The museum sells a very nice 30 page "Official Souvenir Guide" about the tour for an additional $14.95, which I bought. So, a family of four could spend $95 for a two-hour history review of Sacramento.
|The helmeted tour group head to the Eagle Theater in Old Sac.|
I enjoyed the tour and I thought the guide was was energetic. I also learned some things. I would recommend it to others interested in Sacramento's history...if you are prepared to pay for it.
|An old archeology pit under a building|
|Tour guide demonstrates house jack.|