Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Folsom Prison Museum

By Janet Lewis, assisted by Carol Dabrowiak, and photos by Cindy Gibbs If you say Folsom to local folks, we think Folsom Lake and the end of the American River Parkway.  But if you say Folsom to someone from anywhere else in the country, they think Folsom Prison and Johnny Cash.  Probably no other prison is as widely known, and... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Sacramento History Museum

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Hometown Tourists visited the Sacramento History Museum on their most recent excursion.  The following blog includes two accounts by Janet Lewis and Carol Dabrowiak, and photos by Cynthia Gibbs, detailing their visit to this Sacramento attraction.  Janet: It’s a rare treat to visit Old Sacramento before 10... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Crocker Art Museum

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Hometown Tourists visited The Crocker Art Museum on their most recent excursion. The following blog includes two accounts by Janet Lewis and Carol Dabrowiak, detailing their visit to this Sacramento attraction. Carol: The Crocker Art Museum reminds me of the “Little Engine That Could.”  Remember the children's... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Go Horseback Riding

On a beautiful Friday morning, we decided to go horseback riding along the American River. The Shadow Glen Family Stables are nestled off of Sunset Avenue in Fair Oaks, just a short drive from downtown Sacramento.  It is easy to drive past the entrance and not even notice their sign.  But it is a huge complex that houses 60... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit The California Museum

Editor's Note: When staying at a participating Sacramento hotel, ask for a FREE Sacramento Gold Card.  The Sacramento Gold Card offers one free admission with one paid admission of equal or greater value at The California Museum.  The card also offers several discounts and perks at many Sacramento museums, attractions and... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit Sacramento's Governor's Mansion

The California Governor's Mansion.  It was “the house of the future” in 1877, with an electric doorbell and indoor plumbing.  Some might mistake it for the Munster’s residence, but it was actually home to a hardware magnate (the builder) and numerous California First Families.  Many famous people, including the Queen of England... Read more »

Sacramento's Hometown Tourists Visit the Leland Stanford Mansion

When Cindy, Carol, and I heard that the Leland Stanford Mansion and the California Governor’s Mansion were rumored to be on the State Parks closure list, we decided we wanted to see both of these important Sacramento attractions.  We were able to take the public tour of the Leland Stanford mansion at 8th & N Streets on a recent... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Go Underground in Old Sacramento

By Carol Dabrowiak The evidence is right there.  As soon as someone points it out to you, you can see it.  A doorway or a window that was bricked in.  Remnants of columns that were left in a park.  It's pretty apparent there is a city of Sacramento below the City of Sacramento.  When we took the Underground Sacramento Tour in... Read more »

Step Into the Past at Sutter's Fort

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Hometown Tourists visited Sutter's Fort on their most recent excursion.  The following blog includes two accounts by Janet Lewis and Carol Dabrowiak, detailing their visit to this Sacramento attraction.Janet LewisWhere can you time travel back more than 160 years without leaving town?  Maybe you know of a few... Read more »

More Than Politics: A Visit to the California State Capitol

Carol, Janet and Cindy set out to be Hometown Tourists of Sacramento.  They started their adventure with lunch at Ambrosia and ended it with the bear outside the governor’s office.  Here are comments from each on their adventure of the State Capitol building.Cindy:My first tour of the California State Capitol was in 1984, and I... Read more »