Welcome to the Sacramento History Museum! Here’s what you can expect on your next visit.

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 the continued day-over-day case rate increases of COVID-19 from the highly infectious Delta variant, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has issued a health order requiring masking indoors regardless of vaccination status. Guests will not be asked for verification of vaccination.

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 required outside but are required when entering underground spaces.

Learn more about our safety precautions.

Museum Store

Join us November 28, for Museum Store Sunday! All purchases support the Sacramento History Museum’s exhibitions, public & educational programs, facility improvements, and more. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

School Programs are here!

The Sacramento History Museum Education Programs are scheduling for Spring 2022! Join us as we  instantly connect students with learning opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise.

Take an Underground Tour

Catch one of our Underground Tours. Learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s! Fridays through Sundays.

Consider a Donation

You can help the Sacramento History Museum bring history education to more students with school scholarships and support the future of museum and history studies. Please consider a donation now.
Together we can ensure that Sacramento’s unique and diverse history is accessible to everyone!

California in Print

Our latest 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.

Home Made History

Can’t come in person? We’re bringing the museum to you… 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.