Sacramento History Alliance


Old Sacramento Waterfront is a National Landmark that boasts 53 historic buildings and 5 million visitors annually. While the area has seen vast improvements since it was first redeveloped in the 60’s, it is the goal of the Sacramento History Alliance to realize the area’s potential as California’s hub of historic education and preservation. By broadening the historic and cultural offerings of Old Sacramento Waterfront, the story of California’s beginnings can be preserved and shared in a way that truly brings history to life. For more about SHA, please visit

Mission Statement

Old Sacramento Waterfront is a living historic district. The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation’s mission is to convey the importance of historic Sacramento as a place that connects our past to our present and future.


Old Sacramento Waterfront blends historical interpretation with commercial activities that are respectful of its significance as a National Historic Landmark District.