Welcome to the Sacramento History Museum! We are open
7-days-a-week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with last tickets sold at 4:30 p.m.

November Underground!

Go Underground 7-days-a-week! It’s the pumpkin spice of tours! Mondays – Thursdays at 1 PM, Fridays at 1 and 2:30 PM. Tours run Saturdays and Sundays at 11 AM, 12:30 and 2 PM.  Includes museum admission!


Stake Your Claim!

“Looking for something different to do this Thanksgiving Weekend? Have you ever wondered how you would fare as a miner? Here’s your chance to find out as you pan for gold right here in Old Sacramento. Our guides will teach you the techniques to strike it rich. You might even end up calling out “Eureka!”

Gold Fever! Game

Join the Gold Rush by becoming one of the real-life characters who built Sacramento City. Can you hang onto your fortune while facing the city’s rock first years of flood, fire and disease? Will you go Boom… or Bust? Join us Saturdays at 11 am & 1 pm.

Become a Member!

Show your love and support for history by becoming a member.  Enjoy free admission to the Sacramento History Museum, plus discounts in the Museum Store, tours, and special events.

Holiday Cheer!

Join the throng for the Theater of Lights and The Journey of the Polar Express! Add to these traditions by joining Sacramento Living History for ‘Holiday Cheer’!

Come down to Old Sacramento in the late afternoon to get good parking and get in the spirit! This free, family-friendly event is all about Christmas in the mid 18oo’s with era crafts and games, hot cocoa, mulled cider and caroling!

Museums for All

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to be part of Museums For All, making museums accessible to all. Present your SNAP EBT card and photo ID, and get Museum admission for $2.00. Offer good for up to four people.

California in Print

This exhibit features highlights from the Eleanor McClatchy Collection. This exhibit recounts stories of adventure, hardship, discovery, and triumph, and highlights how perceptions of this new paradise evolved over time.