Travel and Accommodations

We’ve secured a room block at the Best Western Plus Sutter House, an easy 20-minute walk to the California State Railroad Museum, the location for most of our sessions in Sacramento. The 10 block/0.9 mile walk is on flat sidewalk and a straight shot to Old Sacramento (our primary location). HP staff will be available for car rides for those that require them, be sure to let us know early so we can accommodate your needs. This is also an ideal location for dinner in the evenings as a major restaurant area is a short 5-minute walk. Once cohorts have been established, we will set up an email and Facebook group so that participants can coordinate for roommates.

We strongly encourage NEH Summer Scholars to stay at the designated hotel with your colleagues as a way to foster community. However there are other hotels and motels in the general vicinity so you are free to choose other accommodations.

Old Sacramento and the host hotel are located less than 12 miles from the Sacramento Airport, about a 15-20 minute drive. Airport security is fairly quick so planning a return flight for 4 pm or later will give you more than enough time. The Amtrak station is about 2 blocks from Old Sacramento for those wishing to head toward San Francisco.