Situated right at the confluence of the Sacramento and American River, the lush city of Sacramento is known as the capital of the California and the seat of Sacramento County. Abundant with scenic sites, lush landscapes, bustling metropolis, and numerous historic sites, explore more of “America’s Most Diverse City” as you travel with your gfe escort.
Crocker Art Museum
Famed as the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West, the wondrous Crocker Art Museum was established in 1871 and features one of the state’s most impressive and most extensive collections of Californian, European, and East Asian art. Pioneered by Margaret Crocker and Judge Edwin Crocker, the art museum is notable for its collection of 150 years of painting, sculpture, and craft media of different art style and genre, exhibits on European art, Asian art, African and Oceanic Art, and one of the largest international ceramics collections in the U.S.
Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park
Built in 1877, the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park houses the historic Governor’s Mansion that has served as the official home of the Governor of California from 1903 to 1967 and resumed operating in 2015. Featuring a Second Empire-Italianate Victorian style of architecture, the grandiose three-story mansion was turned into a museum after the Reagan family moved out and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its importance to the state’s history.
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
Known as an important 19th-century agricultural and trade colony in the Mexican Alta California province, the historic Sutter’s Fort was the first non-Indigenous community in the California Central Valley and is considered an important part of the foundation of Sacramento. Featuring a 19th-century two story structure as its main building, the fort houses relics of the pioneering and gold-rush period and the on-site Sutter’s Fort Museum.