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.

Mómtim Péwinan Community Welcome Day!

Join us this Saturday, from 11 am to 3 pm to recognize Tribal artists and the Mómtim Péwinan exhibit, curated by the Exhibits and Collections Center, to celebrate the gifts of the river that flow through Nisenan land.

Boulevard Dreams

Get ready for our BIGGEST exhibition yet! Explore Boulevard Dreams, our upcoming exhibit , showcasing the styles, craft, and music of a family tradition stretching generations — and envisioning an electric future. Learn how the lowrider community defeated a discriminatory ban on cruising. This exciting new exhibit runs through January 21, 2024.

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”. The Burnett Awards will be held at the Sacramento History Museum, Thursday, October 5th, from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Mómtim Péwinan, River People

Join us for Mómtim Péwinan, River People, curated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Exhibits & Collections Center.  The new exhibit may be viewed on the Museum’s 3rd floor in the Community Gallery. The Sacramento History Museum stands on Nisenan land, in Nísem Péwinan territory, where many of the items in this exhibit were gathered.

Guide our Tours!

The Sacramento History Museum is currently seeking creative, reliable self-starters to lead tours for its Time-Travel Tour Program. Our Tours tell the extraordinary story and events of this Gold Rush city, through the perspective of historical figures. Our Tour Program seeks guides who can faithfully tell the story of immigrants and dreamers from China, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and every state in the Union.

Meet May Woolsey

May Woolsey was an ordinary Sacramento girl who left an extraordinary time capsule – full of thoughts, visions, worries, and hopes – found 100 years after her death in 1879. Join us to explore a new interactive exhibit and get a hands-on look at the experience of childhood in Sacramento in the 1800s.

This special interactive exhibit is presented by the Sacramento Pioneers Association and the Society of the Blind.

Ghost Tours are Back!

Ghost Tours are coming to help you see death differently! Join the Sacramento History Museum and Sacramento Living History to hear the true tales of what happened to lost Sacramento citizens from their own mouths! Our spirited storytellers will provide you with an entertaining evening sure to haunt your harvest season. Tours “depart” at 6 pm, 6:30, 7 pm, 7:30, 8 pm, and 8:30 on Saturdays, October 14, 21, and 28.

Old Sac After Hours

Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento – if you dare! Old Sac After Hours Tours are now on Friday AND Saturday!

Your guides for the Old Sac After Hours Tours divulge matters they just can’t discuss in the daytime: Murder, mischief, madness, mayhem – and madams!

Needless to say, you must be 18 or older to take part.

September Tours!

Our tours are sizzling with fun this month! Go Underground 7-days-a-week! Mondays – Fridays at 10:30, noon and 1:30 PM. Underground Tours run Saturdays and Sundays at new times. Your tour ticket includes museum admission! Catch Gold Fever! Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM and 1 PM… And our very special After Hours Tours, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 PM.

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 and Sundays at 11 am & 1 pm.

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.