Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Sacramento Valley Station on Sept. 9

As part of the California Preservation Foundation’s annual “Doors Open” event, Californians statewide can get a unique look at the Sacramento Valley Station, a historic train station in the City’s downtown railyards that has undergone extensive renovations.

The station tour will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 401 I Street.

It’s one of more than 65 on-site tours happening through the Doors Open weekend. Registration is open for $20 and provides access to all sites across the state.

Visitors will have behind-the-scenes and special access to unique, threatened or preserved buildings, landscapes, or features. Activities include walking tours, hidden vaults of local museums and inaccessible areas of historic buildings.

The City of Sacramento completed an extensive renovation of the Sacramento Valley Station in 2017. Four spaces have been deemed significant under the National Historic Register.

One of those spaces is the second-floor corridor which was faithfully restored but is only accessible to lease tenants. The renovation project added an exterior 1,200-square-foot roof deck on the third floor that is also not currently available to the public.

The tour will include details of the restoration, the creative use of the historic elements for sustainable energy design and facts on the restoration of the historic mural.

For more details on all events, visit California Preservation Foundation.

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