Think about Sacramento’s past and the Gold Rush comes to mind.  But that’s only part of the story.

The Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to Sacramento’s rich and diverse history.  Our galleries and exhibits explore the history and stories of the area’s first inhabitants, the pioneers who settled here during the Gold Rush, life on the farm, and more.  The Museum also features interactive exhibits that bring to life the people and events of Sacramento and its unique place in the history of California and the nation.


Museum Hours:

The Sacramento History Museum’s hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week.  Last admissions are sold at 4:30 p.m. 


The Big Day of Giving is just around the corner, but you can schedule your donation to the Sacramento History Museum right now, at

And be sure to join us Thursday, May 3rd, at 5:30 PM, for an entertaining evening with author Chris Enss as she discusses the everyday people who shaped our local history from the gold miners to the schoolmarms. The event is free; donations are greatly appreciated! #sacramentohistorymuseum #BDOG2018



Old Sacramento Tours are back, and tickets are going fast!

Give yourself the gift of adventure, history, and maybe even a bit of time travel when you book your tickets for our 2018 tours. Tickets are now on sale for Gold Fever!, Underground Tours, and the After Hours Underground Tours.  Click Here for the Tour Page.



Old Sacramento History Camp

Calling all Parents & Guardians! Old Sacramento History Camp is on for July 2018! History Camp is for children in 1st -7th grade. Your child will have a blast at one, or all of our 3 camp sessions. Each session is fun and educational!!! Click Here to view more information about History Camp 2018!





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