We are happy to welcome you back! Here’s what you can expect on your next visit to the Museum.
We are open seven days-a-week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last tickets sold at 4:30 p.m.

WHAT HAS CHANGED?  Due to continued concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we strongly suggest you wear a face mask. Guests will not be asked for verification of vaccination. Our Capacity Levels have been lifted both in the Museum and in the Store. Physical Distancing will not be required for our guests.

WHAT REMAINS THE SAME? Hand sanitizing stations will remain throughout the Museum. Hands free check-out option will be available. During tours, masks are not requited outside but are required when entering underground spaces.

ENSURING KIDS FEEL SAFE THIS SUMMER. All summer camp employees and participants will continue to wear face masks for the entirety of the Summer and practice physical distancing. Camps will be held both indoors and outdoors. Space will be provided so campers can unmask and eat their lunches safely.

Learn more about our safety precautions.

2021 History Camp

Register for Raise the City: STEM History, Aug. 2-6 (age 10-13). Campers will complete engineering feats such as moving a river, building a levee, and raising a building. Sound impossible? Early Sacramento citizens didn’t think so and neither will your child by the end of camp!

Blue Star Museum

The Sacramento History Museum welcomes active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve to visit for free during the Blue Star Museum Program now running through Labor Day. Simply show your military ID at the Front Desk.  

California in Print

Our new exhibit, with highlights from the Eleanor McClatchy Collection, includes items such as original Gold Rush era maps showing where gold could be found, letter sheets from 1850s miners, a page from the Gutenberg Bible, and dime novels from the 1870s and 1880s.

Underground Tours Return

Our Underground Tours are back. Learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s! Fridays through Sundays.

Choose Your Own Gold Rush

An after-hours tour of Sacramento History Museum, where you control the action, last Friday, monthly at 5 p.m. Explore the Gold Rush through the eyes of early Sacramentans, while playing Gold Rush Games!

Underground After Hours

Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento – if you dare! Underground After Hours return May 1, 2021. Scandal and Intrigue Await, Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. Tickets are scarce, get yours now!

Virtual School Programs

The Sacramento History Museum Education Programs are going virtual for Fall 2020! Join us as we  instantly connect students with learning opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise. And it can all happen from the comfort of a computer.

Home Made History

Missing your Field Trips? We’re bringing the museum right to your home… with activities, games, videos, coloring pages and so much more. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even know you are learning!

Virtual Tours

We are bringing Old Sacramento to you! Sit back while you explore and experience a new side of what life was like in 19th century Sacramento with gripping true stories that follow in the footsteps of murderers, ne’er-do-wells and common citizens alike.

Museum Store

The Museum Store is open! Come by and find that one-of-a-kind gift you’ve been searching for. All purchases support the Sacramento History Museum’s exhibitions, public & educational programs, facility improvements, and more.

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