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Old Sacramento City Cemetery - Urban Hike

Approx. 5 miles. 1 3/4 hours +/-

Meet by 6:00 PM, leave at 6:11

It’s almost October and it’s time to commemorate our ancestors. So why not take a hike to the Old Sacramento City Cemetery to see the burial sites of many of Sacramento’s founders. This urban hike takes you to the Old City Cemetery then around Capitol Park and back.

Route Description:

Starting at Vallejo’s in downtown Sacramento at 4th and S Streets we will hike through the Southside Park neighborhood to the Old City Cemetery at 10th and Broadway.

Once at the cemetery we will walk respectfully (Click here for cemetery etiquette) through the “streets” of the cemetery looking at various grave sites and visiting the burial sites of John Sutter Jr. [masked]), Edwin Bryant Crocker [masked]), Mark Hopkins [masked]) and others. (Click here for a self-guided tour map).

Exiting the cemetery we will travel down Riverside Blvd and 11th street to Capitol Park. At the park we will walk by various memorials including the Veterans Memorial, Firefighers Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. Leaving the park will then return to Vallejo’s.

Other Information:

There is plenty of free parking after 6:00 pm along S street between 3rd and 4th streets.



For those that have the time afterwards, we'll go for beer, margaritas, and/or dinner at Vallejo's Restaurant on the corner of 4th and S streets.

To get to the meetup location from I-5, take the Q street exit then right on 3rd street to S street. From Hwy 50 take I-5 north to the Q Street exit. The meetup location is 6 blocks from the 8th and O Street Light Rail Station.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very enjoyable. Barb Hart

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Chris

    I hope to make it depending on how late I have to work...

    October 22, 2013

    • Chris

      I won't make this one :( Maybe I can make the Rancho Cordova one which is closer to my work... Have fun all!

      October 22, 2013

    • Jeff K

      We did that one last night. See you next time.

      October 22, 2013

  • Dale C.

    Guests are welcome. The cemetery is open until 7 pm through the end of October. The website is incorrect.

    October 21, 2013

  • Matthew R.

    I'm coming and bringing a friend!

    October 21, 2013

  • Nanette A

    Sorry something came up and I can't make it. Have fun!

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dale, May I bring my husband? He is not a member. I don't see a "Bring a guest" option. Thanks, Barb

    October 21, 2013

  • martha e.

    Dale, The cemetery's website lists that the gates close at 5 pm in October. Did you arrange special permission for us to enter after hours? I am particularly interested to visit the grave sites of pioneer merchant George W. Locke and his daughter Carrie, supposedly located in the odd fellows section. Thanks.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Katy

    Sounds fun!

    October 17, 2013

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