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.

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Upcoming Events

April 4, 2015

OLD SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND TOURS BEGIN!

Come see and learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s!

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April 4, 2015

LIVING HISTORY EASTER BONNET PROMENADE AND SPRING BALL

Don your bonnets and caps and join our Living History Program for their annual Easter Bonnet Promenade, followed by 19th century dances at their formal Spring Ball.

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July 6, 2015

HISTORY CAMP

Come join us this summer for our annual History Camp!  History Camp sessions run for one week at a time, with three different camp sessions available.

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September 5, 2015

GOLD RUSH DAYS

The annual Gold Rush Days event is on!  Come watch as the Old Sacramento Historic District is transformed into a scene straight out of the 1850s!

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