Old Sacramento State Historic Park is a portion of the Old Sacramento Historic District, a National Landmark. The history of Old Sacramento is a fascinating story that goes back to the earliest years of the California Gold Rush. California State Parks owns and operates a number of original and reconstructed buildings in use for educational exhibits and programs or as concessions operated by various merchants. Off-street lots and metered street parking are available. From any direction, take Interstate 5 to the J Street exit and follow the signs. General information on the parks listed below at 916-323-9280. Accessibility information is at (916) 445-7387. Toll free group reservations at 866-240-4655.
A few accessibly designed picnic tables and trash barrels are available under the shade of a Sycamore tree near the north end of the Passenger Depot. The route of travel is generally accessible.
California State Railroad Museum. The museum entry and exhibits, including some historical railroad cars, are accessible. Interior ramps are generally accessible. Elevator access to upper two floors is generally accessible. Restrooms are generally accessible.
Huntington Hopkins Hardware Store. Aisle space is usable. Staff is available to provide assistance if needed. Restrooms outside the Passenger Depot and at the Freight Depot are accessible.
Stanford Gallery. The building is generally accessible on the first level. Restrooms in Railroad Museum are generally accesible and fully accessible restrooms are located at the Passenger Station and Freight Depot.
Conference room, exhibit room, museum library. These second floor rooms are reachable by steep stairs that may require assistance or by arrangement for alternative elevator entry. Restrooms in Railroad Museum are generally accessible.
Passenger Depot Building Visitors using wheelchairs can view the trains from the waiting room platform. Panel exhibits are generally accessible. The restroom outside of the Passenger Depot is accessible.
Parking: Two parking lots serve Old Sacramento, and both include accessible parking. A large city lot is on 2nd and I streets, opposite the side of the California State Railroad Musem. A private lot is housed in the 3-story brick structure on Capitol Ave just before the Tower Bridge. The city has added some accessible angle parking on Front Street at several locations.
Concessions: Many restaurants and shops along the boardwalks may be accessible to various degrees. Store staff are usually eager to help with doors and entry threshholds, if needed.