PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Prospecting

See what’s happening underground

By From page B4 | November 29, 2013

Old Sacramento Underground tours offer a unique way to spend time during the holiday season perfect for individuals, families and groups of friends.

Tours will be offered: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30 every half-hour from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and Dec. 7 through 15 on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s underground has long been the capital’s best-kept secret. Finishing out its fourth season, visitors have the opportunity to uncover the facts behind the legends that lie below historic buildings and sidewalks.

Tour guests explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.

For all of the guided walking tours of the underground, guests should check in at the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St. in Old Sacramento, before descending below several historic Old Sacramento buildings.

Participants should be prepared to walk in areas with uneven surfaces and low ceilings and get ready to learn and have fun all along the way.

Due to the popularity of the underground tours, advance tickets are recommended and are available at historicoldsac.org.

Cost is $15 for adults; $12 for HOSF members and $10 for children.

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is a public benefit corporation. Old Sacramento is a living historic district. The mission of the foundation is to convey the importance of historic Sacramento as a place that connects the past to the present and future through engaging and entertaining events, activities and programs.

More information is available at historicoldsac.org or 916-808-7059.

Old Sacramento Foundation

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