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Old Sacramento

1124 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814
The Big Four Building

The Big Four Building, built circa 1852–1855, originally housed the Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store and the Stanford Brothers Warehouse.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park is located within the Old Sacramento Historic District of Sacramento, California. It is generally referred to as Old Sacramento, or Old Sac, and since the 1960s has been restored and developed as a significant tourist attraction.

Virtually all the buildings in this area date from the 19th century, and show a reasonable approximation to their original appearance, though they have required varying degrees of reconstruction. Most now house restaurants, gift shops, or other businesses catering to tourists.

Old Sacramento is the site of the California State Railroad Museum, the California State Military Museum, the Sacramento History Museum, the Wells Fargo History Museum and the Old Sacramento Interpretive Center. Other attractions include rides in horse-drawn carriages, historic trains from the former Central Pacific Railroad passenger station, and cruises on historic riverboats. A historic sternwheel riverboat, the Delta King, is moored in the river and serves as a hotel, restaurant and theater.

This description includes material adapted from the Wikipedia article "Old Sacramento State Historic Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. It has been edited for brevity and to conform with the style of this website. The edited description is distributed under the terms of the same Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 license.