The Tower Bridge has a main span of
209 feet and is the only pre-World
War II vertical lift bridge in
California. The Bridge is on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this Website are by Lisa Ouellette
PROMOTING & PRESERVING
SACRAMENTO'S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
Welcome to Sacramento Heritage, featuring initiatives and programs to promote and
preserve Sacramento’s architectural heritage, a heritage that spans more than 150 years.
Coming Soon: Walking Tours Mobile App Sacramento Heritage will be
launching a free digital version of our popular self-guided walking tours this summer. Stay
tuned for our launch event coming in August!
Sacramento is graced with scores of historically significant buildings, homes and places. The
history of the city is captured and reflected in architecture that reaches back to the days of the
Gold Rush. Sacramento Heritage is dedicated to preserving, protecting and maintaining these
historic places so that future generations may enjoy and appreciate the city’s robust past.
Sacramento Heritage, Inc. was incorporated by the City of Sacramento in 1975 as a 501(c)3
not-for-profit corporation governed by a nine-member volunteer board of directors appointed
by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The board includes representatives from the
City’s Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, Housing Code Advisory and Appeals
Board, and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Commission, in addition to at-large
members with expertise in preservation, history, housing, construction and finance. For the
current Board, please see the Directors link.
Since its founding, the organization has helped provide grants and loans to historic properties,
conducted historic property surveys, sponsored preservation workshops, conferences and
events, and has produced walking tour brochures of many of the City’s historic districts.