After gold was discovered Sutter was literally overrun by gold-seekers, such that he was forced to flee.The Crocker Art Museum holds an impressive collection of California art, as well as European and East Asian Art, photography and contemporary pieces.It houses restored locomotives and railway coaches of all ages. Located in Old Sacramento, this is one of the premier attractions in the city.Some cars are furnished, complete with dining place settings that show the level of comfort once offered on these trains. There are also model trains and areas geared towards children.The climate here is influenced by the coast and as a result, the best time to visit is during the dry season between spring and fall.The State Capitol building was built in the 1860s in a typical neo Classical style but the colorful gardens, extending over several blocks, with tall palms and numerous other species of trees and plants, make the building one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the United States.
This private collection was assembled by Judge Edwin B Crocker in the 1860s.Several rooms are dedicated to the State Capitol Museum, with portraits and various other artworks, as well as antiques.Since December 1988 a bronze group sculpture, the Vietnam War Memorial, has stood in the northeast part of Capitol Park (L and 15th Street); its construction was entirely funded by donations, and it commemorates those who sacrificed their lives in the longest war involving the USA. ft., the California State Railroad Museum is among the world's largest railway museums.The incredibly ornate and beautiful building was erected for a private individual and subsequently purchases by the state in 1903 for Governor George Pardee.The mansion is decked out with some very fine décor, with features and special touches from Europe.