Links & Resources


Click the following link to see a map of historic districts within the City of Sacramento.


City of Sacramento - Community Development Department, Office of Historic Preservation

This page provides information on rehabbing historic structures, guidelines
for preservation activities within the City of Sacramento, and help with obtaining building permits.

City of Sacramento Preservation Commission

The Commission is a seven-member commission appointed by the City Council to develop and
recommend to the City Council historic preservation policies appropriate for inclusion in the general plan
and other regulatory plans and programs of the city and to provide oversight relative to the maintenance
and integrity of the Sacramento Register of Historic and Cultural Resources.   The Commission also
reviews, nominates, and makes recommendations to the City Council on properties eligible for listing in
the Sacramento register as landmarks, historic districts and contributing resources and reviews and
approves preservation development projects of major significance and appeals of Preservation Director

California State Office of Historic Preservation

The mission of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and the State Historical Resources Commission
(SHRC), in partnership with the people of California and governmental agencies, is to preserve and
enhance California's irreplaceable historic heritage as a matter of public interest so that its vital legacy of
cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, economic, social, and environmental benefits will be
maintained and enriched for present and future generations.

National Park Service - Heritage Preservation Services Division

Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) helps citizens and communities identify, evaluate, protect and
preserve historic properties for future generations of Americans. Located in Washington, DC, the Division
provides a broad range of products and services, financial assistance and incentives, educational guidance,
and technical information in support of this mission. Its diverse partners include State Historic
Preservation Offices, local governments, tribes, federal agencies, colleges, and non-profit organizations.


Sacramento Old City Association (SOCA)    

SOCA is a non-profit preservation advocacy organization.  Formed in 1972, SOCA's efforts have saved
many landmark buildings. SOCA works to increase public awareness of the irreplaceable historical,
architectural and cultural resources of the Central City and promote actions that preserve and enhance a
high quality of life for Central City residents and businesses.

Center for Sacramento History (Formerly Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center)

The Center for Sacramento History is a must for those interested in the history of Sacramento, promoting
the study and appreciation of Sacramento’s history.  The Center maintains an extensive archive of historic
photographs and other historic materials.

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is the guiding force behind the Sacramento History Museum.
Call (916) 264-7059 or email for details.

Sacramento History Blog  

Sacramento Historian William Burg maintains this blog  which features several history-related articles and
event listings.  

Sacramento Historic House

Sacramento Historic House is an online guide to architecturally significant buildings in the greater
Sacramento area.  

Downtown Sacramento Partnership

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership offers walking tours that highlight downtown Sacramento’s
history and historical features.  See the tours page of the Sacramento Heritage website for brief
descriptions or visit the Partnership’s website for fuller descriptions and reservation information.

Sacramento County Historical Society     

The Sacramento County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve the heritage of the Sacramento region
and promote greater awareness of regional history. It serves as a resource for inquiries about local history
and working to educate the public about the importance of Sacramento’s history. SCHS also has many
informative publications and special events listed on their website.  

California Preservation Trust

The California Preservation Trust is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of
California's diverse cultural and architectural heritage and sponsors the annual California Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust provides information on preservation programs throughout the U.S., assistance to
owners of historic properties seeking to improve their property, preservation advocacy, and guidance on
preservation programs.
Please note that Sacramento Heritage is providing these links as a service to the community.  
Presentation of these links is not an endorsement of the content presented in featured organizations'