In many cities, the “Old Town” section isn’t very wheelchair friendly, but this isn’t the case in Sacremento, California. The old buildings and sidewalks make navigation frustrating however Sacramento has recently installed all-new ramps from the wooden boardwalks to the crosswalks at every intersection, creating wonderful access! The sidewalks and boardwalks are in very good condition and the entryways to the restaurants and shops are level with the boardwalks.  The area is compact so wheeling from location to location is easy but there are also accessible parking spaces on every street near the ramps.  

There are numerous restaurants and cafes plus a couple of hotels located right in Old Town. Attractions include the excellent California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum. Both are very accessible. Unfortunately the railroad excursions are not wheelchair accessible but, looking through the website information, I’ve discovered that the Underground Tour is accessible! It’s on the list for our next visit. 

It’s very easy to spend the whole day or even a weekend exploring Old Town, especially if you enjoy museums and old architecture. History abounds and the buildings have been preserved and beautifully restored to their old glory. If you have more time Sacramento itself, as well as the surrounding area, has many things to see and do too!

Karen (11 Posts)

My husband and I live and travel fulltime in our small RV. In 1993 I was injured in an accident, permanently damaging my spinal cord at T11/12. Since information about wheelchair accessibility is sometimes hard to find I decided to start a blog detailing the conditions at the places that we visit.

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