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.


Looking for a Great Escape?

Don’t miss the limited, four-week run of “Escape the Sacramento Gold Rush” adventure games. Your adventure is set in a 1850s Gold Rush era hotel saloon/gambling parlor, packed with mind-bending twists and turns. The games begin March 22 and continue through April 14, 2018. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Old Sacramento Tours return in April, and tickets are on sale now!

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. The 2018 tour season begins in April. Click Here for the Tour Page.


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. 

Please note, beginning Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 9, our elevator will will be closed due to repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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!