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.


Bundle and Save! 

For a limited time, purchase an Underground Tour ticket, a Gold Fever! ticket, and museum admission for only $20 for adults and $13 for youth. That’s a savings of up to 40%! Both tour tickets must be purchased together, but tours do not have to occur on the same day. Call us at 916.808.7059 for more information or to take advantage of this special offer!

Catch Gold Fever! with Special Savings!

The Gold Fever! Tour takes you to Sacramento’s beginning, when pioneers scratched and clawed to make this the hub of the Gold Rush. Visitors become real-life characters from the city’s first topsy-turvy decade. Will floods, fires, and disease destroy your fortune, or will you thrive anew in the Golden State? Tours currently run Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now!

Museum Hours:

The Sacramento History Museum’s hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Please note, on Thursday, December 7, the museum will be closing at 3:30 p.m. Last admissions will be sold at 3:30 p.m.

Become a Member

Become a member today and help support the preservation and exploration of Sacramento’s historic legacy.

Your donations help us create programs for our community!