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Old Sacramento

On August, 1839, a man landed on the shore of the American River and founded Sutter’s Fort. His settlement grew and began to attract other businessmen. Then came the Gold Rush, and the communities and their prosperity soon began to bloom. Today, Old Sacramento keeps more than fifty historical buildings of great value condensed into its twenty-eight acres. It is regarded as a National Landmark and a portion of it was declared a State Historic Park.

Old Sacramento has flourished with many individual businesses leasing offices and shops, often held by private owners, and the area is once more a prosperous commercial trade center with public docks, water taxi, excursion cruises, museums, and many hotels and restaurants. More than 5 million people travel to Old Sacramento every year, and the area offers with pride various activities and events throughout the year, including the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, one of the largest jazz festivals in the United States, Gold Rush Days, New Years Eve Fireworks Spectacular, Pacific Rim Street Festival, Bridge-to-Bridge Waterfront Festival, and many others. In addition, you can ride a horse-drawn cart, go to the famous old Eagle Theater, have a laugh with the comedians in the streets, or even ride a steam-powered train along the river.

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