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.

May Tours!

Spring into May by taking a TOUR!

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

Go Underground weekdays at  noon and 1:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM, 11:30, 12:30, 1 PM, 2 pm, and 2:30. Your tour ticket includes museum admission!

Photo Day!

Mark your calendars for June 8th and prepare to embark on a captivating photographic adventure at the Sacramento History Museum. This exclusive event offers photographers of all levels a rare opportunity to delve deep into the heart of Sacramento’s history through immersive exploration and hands-on photography.

Blue Star Museum

As a Blue Star Museum, we are proud to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2024 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024.

Sacramento’s Brew History!

We’re brewing up a new exhibit! Thirsty ’49ers, fertile soil and the Transcontinental Railroad turned beer and brewing into Sacramento’s other Gold Rush.

Discover how it thrives today. June 1 – July 22, 2024.

Museums for All

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to be part of Museums For All, an initiative to make museums accessible to all. When you present your SNAP EBT card and photo ID, you will receive FREE Museum admission for up to four people.

Inked Women in California’s History

From indigenous and cultural coming of age practices to tattooed ladies performing in sideshows to the upper-class Victorian women who helped popularize the tattoo trend, visitors will discover the largely unknown history of California women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts. Free with admission.

America’s Monsters, Superheroes, & Villains!

Our upcoming exhibition focuses on how pop culture has reflected the country’s changing values and cultural tensions over the past 80 years. America’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains features hundreds of toys, comic books, games, posters, and media. These vintage items are accompanied by interpretative signage that describes their cultural significance.

The Burnett Awards

Each year the Sacramento History Alliance honors Sacramento businesses that have met the test of time and become iconic treasures in our community. They may not be the oldest, or the biggest, but they are revered and beloved by Sacramentans from all walks of life – we call these businesses “Venerable”.