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Sacramento Educational Travel: Capital Gold

Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento Educational Travel: Capital Gold

Sacramento, CA

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Destination: Sacramento, CAType: EducationalSubject: History, Politics, Social Studies, C3

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The history, politics and culture of the Golden State come alive with our Sacramento educational tours. As the epicenter of the California Gold Rush, Sacramento invites students to learn from its 19th century mining towns and influential state parks. Moving forward to modern times, Sacramento is known as America’s farm-to-fork capital while serving as California’s political capital, offering students insights into the state’s government.

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  • California State Capitol Building
  • California Museum
  • Old Sacramento
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

Day 1

Arrive in Sacramento

Visit the California Capitol Building

In a neoclassical building based off of the U.S. Capitol, students will learn about the roles of the state governor, the California State Senate and the California State Assembly.

Visit the California Museum

Discover the history of the Golden State with exhibits on subjects ranging from California’s American Indians to the cultural influence of skateboarding and the computer chip.

Enjoy Lunch

Explore Old Sacramento

This mid-19th century town built along the Sacramento River once served as the Western terminus of the Pony Express and the First Transcontinental Railroad. Learn from the preserved buildings.

Enjoy Free Time in Old Sacramento

Visit the Sacramento Railroad Museum

Enjoy a Pioneer Dinner in Sutter’s Fort

california capital building

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast

Visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

In 1848, James W. Marshall spotted gold at Sutter’s Mill, sparking one of California’s most influential movements. Visit the spot where this took place, a gold-rush era ghost town and relevant exhibits.

Enjoy Lunch in Coloma

Visit the Gold Bug Mine

Depart for Home

Marshall Gold Discovery State Park


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