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Tour the historic Delta town of Locke and winery visit

  • January 15, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Locke Boarding House Museum, 13916 Main Street, Locke CA


Registration closed. 

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Located about 30 miles south of Sacramento adjacent to the town of Walnut Grove, Locke is the legacy of the efforts made by the Chinese in developing agriculture in California. In 1970 the entire town was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Sacramento County Historical Society.

Established in 1915, Locke is the last remaining rural Chinatown in America. During its heyday from the 1920’s to the 1940’s Locke was an autonomous island of Chinese culture with a permanent population of about 600, including many families, and seasonal farm laborers of about 1000.

Locke town

At one time Locke had four restaurants, a half dozen markets, dry goods stores, five brothels, a post office, two slaughter houses, a flour mill, canneries, shipping wharves , an opera, speakeasies during Prohibition, and five gambling houses.

The drive to Locke is along levee roads next to scenic delta sloughs, agricultural activities and through small delta towns. 

The world of the Delta is a throw-back in time, and is as interesting as the tour itself.  

This is an opportunity to understand an important bit of history of the Chinese experience in California.  

Event:  Tour the historic Delta town of  Locke and winery visit.

Date:    Jan 15, 2022

time:     Tour starts 11:00 AM ends 12:30 PM

Meet:    At the Locke Boarding House Museum located at 13916 Main Street,

      the building right next to the Locke entrance

      Drive down to Locke Road from the highway and park at the parking lot. 

              Locke is a 1.5-2 hour drive from the Bay Area, depending.


Cost:      $20 ($15 for scholarships) for tour alone

               $30 to include wine tasting afterward. 

Size:       Minimum 10, maximum 30

Cut-off date: Jan 8th.

The Grand Island Vineyards is a 10-15 minute drive from Locke. It provides a 6 course wine tasting and also provides a place for a picnic lunch after the tour ends. You may bring your own lunch if you want more than the snacks available to buy at the winery.  

The address of the Grand Isle Vineyard is:
          12484 CA-160
           Walnut Grove, CA

Drive back to Walnut Grove and cross over to Highway 160.  Turn right at the end of the bridge to get to CA-160


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