The Sacramento History Museum is a true celebration of all aspects of life in Sacramento over the past 200 years.
Adults (18+) $5.00
Youth (6-17) $4.00
Children (0-5) FREE
Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s underground has long been the capital’s best-kept secret. Today, you can join thousands of residents and visitors in uncovering the facts behind the legends that lie below the buildings and sidewalks.
Youth (6-17): $10
Children (5 & Under): Free
The Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento has recently unveiled a commemorative photo display following the history of the I Street Bridge for the last 100 years. I took my preschooler and we had WAY more fun than I guessed we would have.
Here's the scoop on the bridge:
Sacramento’s I Street Bridge is rusty and narrow. She’s the ugly best friend of the Tower Bridge and she’s California’s oldest swinger. That’s right; she swings! Although, I’m not sure which way.
A swing bridge can be compared to a pinball flipper; when a large water vessel needs to pass the bridge, car traffic is stopped and the bridge rotates horizontally at a pivot point to let the boat through (it swings.) Never heard of one? I'm not surprised. This type of bridge is old school, like the historic I Street Bridge. Or, in other words;
Yo bridge is so old, when she was built her lanes were still carrying horse and wagon traffic.
Yo bridge is so old; she’s older than the Titanic.
Yo bridge is so old; she's the last of her kind in California.
The Sacramento History Museum invites the community to visit the photo display and learn more about the history of this enduring landmark. Sacramento's I Street Bridge Photo Display runs every Saturday, April 28, 2012 thru Monday, December 31, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Children will also enjoy panning for gold, weighing fruits and veggies on a food scale, and petting fur pelts. The building itself is a replica of Sacramento's 1854 City Hall and Waterworks building.
$6 for adults; $4 for youth ages 6-17; free for children five and under.
This review is based on a complimentary visit to the Sacramento History Museum. I received no other compensation and was not asked to express a particular point of view. My opinions are entirely my own.